South Scotland

Man admits Hawick town hall roof metal theft

Hawick town hall
Image caption Chalmers admitted stealing metal from the roof of Hawick's town hall

A 20-year-old man has been remanded in custody after admitting stealing metal from the roof of Hawick town hall and two nearby buildings.

Joshua Chalmers, of Croft Road, Hawick, appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

He admitted the town hall metal theft on 3 May and taking lead from the roofs of Hawick Conservative Club and another property in North Bridge Street.

An application for bail was refused and Chalmers was remanded in custody for background reports.

The court heard he was on bail from Edinburgh Sheriff Court at the time of the offences

His co-accused Nicole Kane, 18, also of Croft Road, Hawick, denied stealing a quantity of metal from the North Bridge Street property. Her not guilty plea was accepted by the Crown.

However, she admitted a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice by pretending to police officers, while on bail, that she was someone else with a different date of birth.

Sentence on Kane was deferred until 23 August for her to be of good behaviour.

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