Court: Sheriff bans man from setting foot on Bute

A former Rothesay resident received a six-month ban from visiting Bute when he appeared at the town’s sheriff court on Monday.

Fifty-four year-old John Junner was given the ban when he appeared for sentencing on charges of using racial and religiously-aggravated remarks at a shop in the town.

Junner, whose address was given as 19 Cloan Avenue, Drumchapel, Glasgow, had previously pleaded guilty to committing the offences at Toffo’s newsagent in Montague Street on April 19.

Sheriff Ruth Anderson deferred sentence on Junner for six months and released him on bail, attaching a special condition barring him from setting foot on Bute until then, other than for court appearances.

* A Rothesay man found with a quantity of herbal cannabis worth around £800 admitted a simple possession charge at the town’s sheriff court this week.

William Docherty (42), whose address was given as Flat 2/1, 103 Montague Street, also admitted obstructing and struggling with police officers after running away from them when they stopped to talk to him on February 9.

Docherty was given a year-long community payback order with a condition to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work within the next four months.

* A Rothesay man admitted stealing a mobile phone, bank cards and a laptop from two addresses in the town when he appeared at the local sheriff court on Monday.

Michael Docherty (22), address given as 14 Columshill Lower Terrace, stole the £100 phone from another address in the same street on March 31, and the bank cards and laptop, the latter valued at £150, from an address in the town’s Mill Street the following morning.

Docherty’s solicitor Lauren McGonigal advised that her client had recently been accepted on to a tourism and travel course at James Watt College, beginning in August; sentence was deferred for a week to await confirmation of Docherty’s college place prior to a final punishment being handed out.

* Daniel Moore (27), address given as 162 Stenhouse Road, Cumbernauld, was given three penalty points and a £120 fine in court on Monday after admitting driving at 47mph in a 30mph zone in the town.

Police in a marked vehicle monitored Moore driving above the limit for a distance of half a mile in Ardbeg Road in ROthesay on October 14.

* Willam Wardrop (25), address given as Knockterra Farm, Cumnock, was fined £250 on Monday after admitting assaulting a police officer and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing.

The offence was committed in Argyle Place, Rothesay on November 14.