A 43-YEAR-OLD man who bit a woman on the arm during a struggle at her home in Galashiels was caught in her bedroom just over a month later – in breach of a court order.

Alan McPherson admitted the assault at an address in the town on December 2.

He also pleaded guilty to breaching a court order not to approach or contact the woman on January 8.

Selkirk Sheriff Court heard McPherson had been drinking at the woman’s home, and she left due to his behaviour.

When she returned, prosecutor India McLean said he had become “extremely intoxicated”, and a struggle ensued before the assault took place.

McPherson also admitted a separate charge of being in possession of a knife in a public place.

Police found him passed out on the pavement outside his home in Selkirk’s Bannerfield Drive, around half past midnight on December 23.

Solicitor Ed Hulme said he had gone outside to speak to someone, with the knife still in his hand, but was seeking help for his alcohol consumption.

McPherson was given a three-month night-time curfew at his Bannerfield Drive home between the hours of 8pm and 7am and placed on supervision for 12 months.