A KNIGHTSWOOD man has been jailed after causing £2,000 worth of damage to a car tyre.

Philip Donegan, of Ashby Crescent, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last month after sentencing had already been put off but his defence solicitor asked for a further delay because of other matters.

The 50-year-old wilfully or recklessly destroy or damage the vehicle’s tyre at a property in Bearsden on May 1 this year. He was on bail at the time.

The court was told the damage to the tyre, which belonged to a former partner, was worth £2,000, to which Sheriff William Gallacher exclaimed: “I have never been asked to pay £2,000 for a tyre, even a big tyre.”

On May 16, Donegan attended at Clydebank police office and officers noticed he was agitated, at which point the man admitted he had a kitchen knife with a 5in blade.

The fiscal depute asked for a three-year non-harassment order, which Donegan’s defence solicitor said would not be an issue as there was no plan for contact.

The lawyer added: “He is not suitable for a community disposal, he is not suitable for a fine.”

Sheriff Gallacher agreed to the non-harassment order and admonished him on the tyre damage incident. He jailed Donegan for two months for the knife possession.