A promising footballer who once appeared on Wayne Rooney's Street Striker will spend a further four months in prison after behind found with an illegally modified phone.
Ryan Wilson, who is now 33, is currently serving four-and-a-half years at top security Glenochil Prison after attacking a man outside a Rutherglen in 2019 and leaving the victim with permanent brain damage following a row over a taxi.
Wilson, who was on the Sky TV show back in 2010, has since been caught with a prison-issued mobile phone that had an unauthorised SIM card inside.
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Prisoners in Scottish jails were given mobile phones that included limited SIM cards during the pandemic – with calls monitored by staff.
With text and internet usage blocked, calls are also limited to 300 minutes per month – but the use of a normal SIM card could bypass the restrictions.
Wilson pleaded guilty to possessing an illegal personal communication device, which is in breach of the 1989 Prisons (Scotland) Act, when appearing at Alloa Sheriff Court by video link.
Solicitor Paul Gallagher said: "He has a 15-year-old son. He borrowed the SIM card off a friend because he had run out of minutes on his prison SIM card.
"He was using it to contact his family."
Sheriff Neil Bowie then sentenced Wilson to a further four months’ imprisonment, which will run consecutively to his main sentence, keeping him in prison until July 7th 2024.
Bowie said: "The rules are in place for good reason."
During his younger days, Wilson spent time on the books of Falkirk and Motherwell as well as appearing at the 2010 Homeless World Cup.
Manchester United and England hero Rooney praised both his 'technique and touch' on the show, which ran for three seasons from 2008 until 2010.
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