Hawick: Man admits controlling behaviour towards ex-partner

A BORDERS man has admitted controlling behaviour towards a former partner at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Mark Scott, 46, of Hawick, pleaded guilty to repeatedly shouting and swearing at the woman and acting aggressively towards her, controlling her movements by turning off electricity in the house, seizing her car keys and mobile phone and unplugging her hair dryer, seizing hold of her arms and dragging her to her injury, throwing a dog lead at her and preventing her from leaving the house.

The offence under Section One of the Domestic Abuse Scotland Act happened at a house in Rosebank Road, Hawick, between July 24 and August 1.

Sheriff Peter Paterson said it was a serious matter and deferred sentence until March 28 for background reports including a Caledonian Men’s Programme assessment.

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