AN EYEMOUTH man who admitted breaching a non-harassment order has been ordered to pay a total £520 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Forty-eight-year-old David Bates pleaded guilty to the offence which happened on December 29.

The court was told he had been in a relationship with his former partner for 12 years and they had three children together.

He had been passing her property and had thrown stones at her window and door to try and get her attention, but she contacted the police as an order was in place banning him from contacting her.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said his client had wanted to speak to her so he could assemble the bicycle of one of the children which had been purchased as a Christmas present.

Bates was fined £400 and ordered to pay his former partner £100 in compensation with a £20 victim surcharge. 

A non-harassment order was put in place for the next two years.