A prisoner jailed for a fire bomb attack on a home has received a further six month sentence after being caught with a phone at Castle Huntly.
Alexander Young, 23, was jailed for nine years at Edinburgh High Court in 2011 for his part petrol bombing an occupied Stirling house in the dead of night.
When prison officers searched his Castle Huntly cell, Young, who had only received the items the day before, admitted immediately that he was in possession of the mobile phone and charger.
Solicitor Claire McCarron stated that her client had carried out the majority of his sentence without any incident.
Perth Sheriff Court heard that Young’s grandfather had fallen ill and when he was offered the mobile phone he thought it would be a good way to keep in touch with his family.
After he was caught with the items, Young, who had a release date of October 2017, was removed from open conditions and placed back in prison.
Young admitted that on March 17 while inside the prison at HMP Open Estate Castle Huntly, by Longforgan, he was in possession of a mobile phone and charger lead.
Sheriff Richard McFarlane told Young: “You were co-operative from the outset and pled guilty at earliest imprisonment.”
Yung received a six month jail term to run consecutive to his current sentence.
Young had previously been jailed in 2011 for a Stirling fire bomb attack, alongside two other men.
Although the damage caused was limited and no one was hurt in the incident, he was convicted of attempting to murder three people on July 14, 2010, in the town’s Ferguson Street.