‘Persistent nuisance’ handed nine month jail term

A ROTHESAY man was jailed for nine months on Monday after being branded “a persistent nuisance” by Sheriff John Herald.

Gary Kernaghan (32), whose address was given as 8 Tower Street, was sent to prison after admitting assaulting a police officer by kicking him in the face, smashing a window in a close in Ardbeg, and three counts of possessing the class A drug diamorphine.

Also at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday, 26-year-old Daniel Morrell, of 66 Montague Street, Rothesay, was banned from driving for four years for driving while disqualified, while 69-year-old Spencer Colin Chambers, of Kerryfern Cottage, North Bute, was fined £225 and had six points put on his licence for driving at excessive speed, driving without due care and attention and colliding with another vehicle near Scalpsie.

Eighteen-year-old Steven Tweedley, of 18 Watson Place, Ardbeg, was fined £135 for assaulting another man outside a licensed premises in Rothesay town centre.

Full details of all these cases in this week’s issue of The Buteman, on sale on Thursday, February 9.