Jail threat for serving Kirkby soldier

09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court
09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court

An angry judge threatened to impose an immediate jail term on a serving soldier after medical reports failed to materialise in his court case.

Cameron David Gillies (24) of Abbey Road, Kirkby, admits a charge of driving while disqualified, two counts of driving without insurance and assaulting a female in Rush nightclub in Mansfield.

His case has been listed numerous times, and on his previous appearance was told he would be sentenced on his next visit, once psychiatric reports were returned.

The reports are to determine whether Gillies has post-traumatic stress disorder caused by his time served in the Middle East.

But District Judge Diane Baker was angry that the reports were not present because of communication problems over his reports, and how Gillies had not turned up for a second medical appointment because he was ill.

The court was told how his solicitor, Sarah Neale, had not been paid, because of another communication problem and her firm would not allow her to represent him.

DJ Baker then relented and said she would wait for the psychiatric reports before making her decision, and adjourned the case again.