Fourteen face Craigneuk rioting charge

Rioting accused appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
Rioting accused appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

Eleven men and three women have appeared in court charged with mobbing and rioting after a disturbance in Craigneuk on Monday evening.

They were arrested after clashes with police in Gateside Road.

It followed the funeral earlier in the day of 16-year-old Dylan Paton who died last month after collapsing at his home in Gateside Road.

The 14 people who appeared in private at Hamilton Sheriff Court yesterday all made no plea to a charge of mobbing and rioting.

They are David McConnell (30), Sean Quigley (24), Scott Smith (26), Mark Connell (27), Kevin McElroy (45), Tracey Roach (35), Stephen McCardle (29), Derek Paton (32), Kevin McElroy (22), William Reilly (43), Alexander Shaw (17), Henry Graham (41), Linda Lyons (35) and Amy Healy (17).

The dock was not big enough for all of them so although they all faced the same charge they were brought up from the cells separately.

The case was continued for further enquiries and 12 of the accused were given bail with some placed on a night curfew.

Sheriff John Miller remanded Stephen McCardle and Linda Lyons in custody.

In a separate case the same day 18-year-olds William Reilly and James Sheen admitted shouting and swearing in Gateside Road on Monday. Sentence was deferred until next month and the pair were given bail with a night curfew.

Tammy Graham (16) denied shouting abuse, obstructing police officers and trying to kick a cop on the head. Her trial was set for October and she also was given bail.

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