Forfar man jailed

A FORFAR man has been jailed for eight months for stealing a mobile phone from a nurse who had just treated him.

Twenty-eight-year-old Brian Conway appeared before Sheriff Kevin Veal last Thursday, having admitted that, on June 27, at a treatment room in Whitehills Hospital, he stole a mobile phone.

He committed the offence while on bail.

The offence was described by the sheriff as “despicable.”

The court heard that Conway was on three deferred sentences at the time, had 23 previous convictions and was also on probation.