August 2021

Port Glasgow paedophile gets maximum prison sentence

A Port Glasgow paedophile who inflicted horrific sexual abuse on a 12-year-old girl has been hammered with the maximum prison sentence open to a sheriff — despite social workers wanting him kept in the community.

Edward Tily, 61, has been locked up for five years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely by lawman Andrew McIntyre, who branded his repeated crimes against the vulnerable victim as ‘abhorrent’.