South Scotland

Tweedbank man kills 20 pet fish in row with girlfriend

A plumber poisoned his partner's pet fish by pouring pepper and washing up liquid into their tank.

Andrew Davidson, 25, killed the 20 fish during a dispute with his girlfriend at their home in Tweedbank on Hogmanay.

At Selkirk Sheriff Court he admitted assaulting Amy Currie by pushing her and throwing a glass at her.

He also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, breaking a bottle of champagne and killing the fish.

Procurator Fiscal Graham Fraser said that in an interview with police, Davidson said: "I just killed her fish just to annoy her because she enjoyed having them."

He later sent her a text message to apologise for scaring her.

Defence lawyer Stephanie Clinkscale said the couple have now separated.

Davidson was fined £400 and ordered to pay Miss Currie £100 compensation for the loss of her fish.

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