Jailed for keeping quiet over blades

Hamilton Sheriff Court
Hamilton Sheriff Court

POLICE who went to a block of flats after a report of a stabbing arrested a man who lived there.

Patrick Conway then found himself in trouble after failing to tell officers he had a knife.

Conway (40) was jailed for a year at Hamilton Sheriff Court last week. He admitted endangering PC Derek McNeilly by failing to tell him about a knife and a pair of nail scissors.

Barry Dunne, prosecuting, said officers went to Marian Drive, Carfin, about 9pm on March 9 after an ambulance crew informed them of a stabbing. They tried various buzzers at the common close entrance and finally Conway came to the door.

He told them he knew nothing about an assault, but at one stage he was cautioned and before being searched PC McNeilly asked him twice if he had anything sharp in his possession.

Conway said he hadn’t, but a knife and nail scissors were found in his pockets.

Defence agent Jack Grant said Conway, who has previous convictions, has had alcohol and drug problems over the years.