Elder Street, Govan.
Seven Years for a Pub hold-up.
How a Glasgow Public House manager was threatened with an open razor and put the safety of his 13 year old son in danger. At the High Court in Glasgow 1970, Lord Cameron, the judge, heard how Mr Doherty (31), an unemployed hairdresser at no settled address, and another man armed with a razor and held up the manager and his son and robbed the safe.
Doherty was sentenced to seven years imprisonment.
Doherty admitted that on October 1969 and an unknown person assaulted the manager Mr Kay in the Vine Bar, 22 Elder Street, Glasgow and struck him with a wooden baton and struck him down, threatened him with an open razor and threatened to kill him. He also admitted placing Mr Kay and his son in great danger and robbing him of six bottles of whisky and £60.
Mr John McCluskey, Advocate-deputy stated that Mr Kay opened the pub at 9am with his son. Mr Kay answered a knock on the door because he expected employees. Mr Doherty and an unknown man confronted him with pieces of wood. They forced him and his son into the public bar and committed the assault.
When son David tried to intervene but was stopped because the accused and the other man threatened Mr Kay with an opened razor.
Lord Cameron said to Mr Doherty ‘you took part in a deliberate raid on a public house, threatened Mr Kay and his son with a lethal weapon and robbed him. Fortunately the razor was not used.