A MELROSE man who admitted charges of rape and domestic abuse causing injury has been jailed for six-and-a-half years at the High Court in Glasgow.

Twenty-year-old Charlie Clark-Wright pleaded guilty to the offences last month. 

Sentence had been deferred for reports and he had been remanded in custody.

He returned to the High Court on Friday where he received a prison sentence of six years and six months backdated to March 14 when he was remanded.

The sentence comprised a custodial term of four years and six months with an extension period of two years.