The Highheidians at the Berwickshire News
must read the rant as Sheriff Kevin of Duns had had his court reports restored to centre stage-a half page spread no less on page 5. Sadly the trend of not very exciting cases continues. 'Hurled Stone at Window' 'Failed to stop after accident' Headbutted barman' (apparently LD (42) was asked to return his glass to the bar from the pub car park and took exception to the lack of a comprehensive customer service-£150 fine and £25 compensation for the glass and the barman's nose) Slightly more riveting was the case of the abusive texter-4 nasty messages to a woman in addition to an assault charge. He was ordered to make a personal appearance rather than text his defence: "sry Guv. prpr Kop. no ofnse mnt." Sentence deferred-he admitted his offence. Sheriff Kevin is obviously a peripatetic law man like his counterparts in the Old Wild West and his writ runs to other far flung Sheriff's courts. He is reported as dealing with cases in Jedburgh and Selkirk as well as at Duns. No mention of a posse or whether or not he can wear a Star. Anyhow it is good to see him back-a good man in persuit of the Humdrum.