A THUG who knifed a dad-of-four through the heart after he complained about a noisy party has been jailed for life.

Adam Lundy, 28, was convicted last month of murdering John Kiltie, 44, outside a house in Girvan, South Ayrshire, on May 28, 2016.

Bus driver Mr Kiltie, who was stabbed four times, collapsed and died in his mother Georgina Kiltie's arms after saying: “Help me, Mum.”

This is the second time Lundy has stood trial for Mr Kiltie's murder. He was convicted in December, 2016, given a life sentence and ordered to serve at least 19 years in prison.

But the conviction was quashed by the appeal court and a re-trial was ordered.

Today at the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lady Stacey told Lundy: “I'm going to impose the same punishment part as was imposed in the first trial”, she backdated it to December 2016 when he was originally sentenced.

She said: “You took the life of a man who was a well-loved son, partner, brother and father.

“You did so in the course of a violent attack which a knife, following a disturbance started and caused by you and your friends.

“In doing so you have left his family broken-hearted, life will never be the same again for them.”

The judge said that Mr Kiltie's youngest child is “too young to remember him.”