Hawick street attacker broke victim's back

A 24-year-old suffered a broken back after being attacked as he walked home in the Scottish Borders.

Lee Johnstone, 23, from Hawick, repeatedly punched his victim on the head, kicked him on the head and body and threw him to the ground.

He admitted assaulting a man to his severe injury in the town's Allars Crescent on 2 March.

At Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Johnstone had sentence deferred until 27 December.

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