Two years for stabbing his ex’s new man

Robert Stillie was jailed at Hamilton Sheriff Court for stabbing.
Robert Stillie was jailed at Hamilton Sheriff Court for stabbing.

A man has been jailed for two years for a stabbing in Bellshill which left the victim needing 25 stitches and scarred for life.

It’s the second time Robert Stillie has been convicted of a serious assault on someone who was seeing his ex-partner.

Stillie (31), a prisoner, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court where he admitted knifing James Clemenson in Orbiston Square on June 14.

Amanda Gallacher, prosecuting, said Stillie turned up about half past midnight at a house where Mr Clemenson and others had been drinking.

An argument started and Stillie was asked repeatedly to leave. Mr Clemenson and his partner ushered him out of the house, but then a ‘heated argument’ started. Stillie produced a knife and stabbed Mr Clemenson on the shoulder.

Police found Mr Clemenson at the scene while Stillie was lying on the grass, also injured.

Ms Gallacher said both men were treated in hospital. Stillie had strips put in a cut to his forehead while Mr Clemenson needed stitches for a 10cm wound to his shoulder which had exposed muscle.

A defence agent claimed another man hit Stillie on the head with a brick before the stabbing.