A CHAMPION clay pigeon shot from the Borders who was stripped of his firearms certificate by police will have to wait until December to try and get the decision overturned.

Jed Burn - who has represented Scotland at the sport - had his licence withdrawn because of a Facebook "neck nomination" involving alcohol and a shotgun.

The 24-year-old groundworker from Jedburgh, has already won an appeal against the ruling before a sheriff after police lawyers did not turn up for hearings.

But Police Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House successfully sought a judicial review of that decision at the Court of Session in Edinburgh saying the sheriff had not been addressed on his behalf.

Lord Glennie ruled the case should be sent back to the sheriff court for reconsideration.

At Jedburgh Sheriff Court a procedural hearing was set for November 20 before a proof hearing takes place on December 16.

It came to police attention last year that Mr Burn had posted a video on his Facebook page of him undertaking a “neck nomination”.

Police alleged that he was standing in a wooded area dressed in underpants, Wellington boots and a flat cap, and holding a shotgun.

They maintained he pointed the gun at the sky before stating he was shooting pigeons, and then broke open the gun and put it on the ground.

They claimed that he picked up a litre bottle of vodka, broke open the seal and drank about half of it very quickly before nominating others.

But Mr Burn said he was drinking water – not vodka.