A mother and son duo were busted after they smuggled a mobile phone into a Bishopbriggs prison.

Susan and John Campbell both appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court this week where Susan, 58, pleaded guilty to handing over the communication device at HMP Low Moss.

Meanwhile, her son admitted to having the phone in his possession while in jail.

On November 18, last year, the mother booked a visit to Low Moss prison to see her son, who was incarcerated there.

She entered the visiting area and sat down at the table.

While sitting, she began fumbling under her abdomen area, near the waistband of her trousers.

She had her right hand under her top and tried to move her hand to the outside of her cardigan.

John, 28, sat down at the table opposite his mum. 

Susan was seen leaning towards him and the prisoner placed something within his waistband. 

When the visit finished, John was taken to the visiting holding area of the jail.

He was later sent for a body search but no items were recovered. 

Around 8.15pm, workers viewed CCTV footage and identified the mother passing an item to John - a mobile phone.

Police visited her at her Easterhouse home, where she was arrested, cautioned and charged.

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Susan's lawyer said: "She is 58 years old. She has health issues. She had a stroke three months ago.

"She was told to bring the item to the prison. She was a nervous wreck, no wonder things were derailed fairly quickly. She has regrets and she accepts full responsibility.

"She dreads a custodial sentence."

John's lawyer said: "He was in a precarious position. Within the environment, he was under pressure from others. 

"He acted on what he perceived as a matter of desperation and deep regret. He is a young lad with a record.

"He is now engaging very well with the Caledonian Project. His record is littered with domestic offences.

"He is at medium risk of reoffending. He has now obtained self-employment status. He is doing a lot of good work."

Sheriff Mary Shields told Susan: "I accept your regret and remorse but it is a serious matter."

She was given a restriction of liberty order for four weeks. This requires her to stay at home between 7pm and 7am every day.

The sheriff said to John: "You are subject to a community payback order. I will impose a structured deferred sentence for six weeks.

"This is for progress reports. If they are positive and you engage then I may be able to hold off on a custodial sentence.

"Sentence will be determined by what you do in the next few months."