South Scotland

Teenagers attacked by drink-buying man

A Hawick man has been jailed for assaulting two teenagers after buying them alcohol earlier in the day.

Jason Wright, 31, admitted the offences which happened on 27 May.

A court heard how he was approached by a group of teenagers in Hawick who wanted him to buy them vodka, beer and cider.

They all went to his Anderson Place home but an argument ensued and Wright ended up assaulting a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard he dragged the girl around leaving her with a swollen eye and split lip before she locked herself in the bathroom.

He punched the boy on the head.

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme described his client as a "binge drinker" and said he had little recollection of the incident except that he was trying to get the teenagers to leave his home.

Sheriff Peter Paterson jailed him for four months backdated to 30 May when he was first remanded in custody.

He was admonished on a charge of buying alcohol for people who were underage.

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