A MAN has been jailed for an “atrocious” assault of a police officer and a member of the public in Clydebank.

Gary Brownlee whacked his victim on the head with a “quantity of foodstuff”, punched him and seized hold of him before repeatedly shouting, swearing and kicking the door of a takeaway.

The incident took place at the Curry House on Dumbarton Road, in Dalmuir, and resulted in a broken window at the property.

Brownlee then began to utter threatening remarks to police officers during the September 1 incident.

After the 31-year-old was taken to Clydebank police station, he then kicked an officer.

Brownlee appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court for sentencing on Friday after previously pleading guilty to the assaults.

Jonathan Paul, Brownlee’s defence agent, told the court his client had moved to Perth Crescent, Mountblow to start a new life after leaving his native Northern Ireland.

He added: “It’s clear there’s issues there with misuse of alcohol and drugs…he’s making positive steps to change his lifestyle.”

Mr Paul said Brownlee was in a “solid relationship” and was expecting a child with his partner.

However, Sheriff Maxwell Hendry was not convinced.

He told Brownlee: “Your record is atrocious, running through a period of at least 18 years.

“Your behaviour was totally atrocious [towards] a completely innocent member of the public then assaulting a police officer and it’s by far the first time you assaulted a police officer.”

Brownlee was sentenced to eight months in prison backdated to September 4.