HMA v Jay Jay Kirkton and Richard Allan Cameron

At the High Court in Paisley today, 21 February 2017, Lord Ericht sentenced Jay Jay Kirkton and Richard Cameron after the two accused were convicted of robbery at knife-point.

On sentencing, Lord Ericht made the following statement in court: 

“Jay Jay Kirkton, you have pled guilty to a charge of theft of a motor vehicle and robbery. 

I have given careful consideration to what has been said on your behalf and the contents of the criminal justice social work report (CJSWR). 

The theft of the motor vehicle is charge 3. You have a bad record of similar thefts.  

Had you not pled guilty at the start of the trial I would have sentenced you to a period of imprisonment of eight months, two months of which would have been attributable to the bail contravention.  

In view of your guilty plea, I will sentence you to seven months imprisonment, seven weeks of which is attributable to the bail contravention. The sentence will be backdated to 10 June 2016. 

The robbery in charge 6 was a terrifying robbery carried out with knives.

Had you not pled guilty at the start of the trial I would have sentenced you to a period of imprisonment of four years and two months, two months of which would have been attributable to breach of bail.  

In view of your guilty plea, I will sentence you to three years and seven months, one month of which is in respect of the bail aggravation. The sentence on charge 6 will be consecutive to that on charge 3. 

Richard Allan Cameron, you too have pled guilty to a charge 6. I have given careful consideration to what has been said on your behalf and the contents of the CJSWR. 

Had you not pled guilty at the start of the trial I would have sentenced you to a period of imprisonment of four years. In view of your guilty plea, I will sentence you to three years and six months. The sentence will be backdated to 18 January 2017. 

Jay Jay Kirkton, you pled guilty to two charges under the Road Traffic Acts at the preliminary hearing. 

Charge 1 is a charge of driving while disqualified. Had you not pled guilty I would have sentence you to a period of imprisonment of eight months, two months of which would have been attributable to the bail contravention.  

In view of your guilty plea, I will sentence you to six months imprisonment, six weeks of which is attributable to the bail contravention. The sentence on charge 3 will be consecutive to those on the first indictment. 

I will also disqualify you from driving. Had you not pled guilty I would have disqualified you for a period of five years from today’s date.

In view of your early plea I shall disqualify you from driving for a period of four years and six months from today’s date. I order endorsement of your license 

Charge 2 is a charge of driving without insurance. I admonish you on that charge and order your licence to be endorsed.”