Fined for breach of bail
A food processing firm worker breached his bail conditions within hours of being released from Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Piotr Laczynski, 36, appeared from custody on Monday and denied a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour involving his wife.
He was granted bail with the special condition not to contact his wife and stay away from her home in Duns. But at 8.30pm he knocked on the door of her property seeking his possessions.
The police were informed and Laczynski, originally from Poland, was found walking just outside Duns in darkness, putting himself in danger.
He appeared back at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday where he admitted the breach of bail. Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said his client should have arrangements with a third party to collect his personal possessions.
Laczynski, now living at West End Place in Berwick, was fined £400.
He is due to stand trial on the alleged domestic offence involving his wife on February 8 with an intermediate hearing on January 8.