A KNIGHTSWOOD man caused damage worth an estimated £1,100 when he smashed a porch window at a home in a leafy Glasgow suburb, a court has been told.

Ismail Ibrahim, of Kirkton Avenue, broke the glass at the property in Canniesburn Road in Bearsden when he threw two rocks at them.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard that the 31-year-old, who appeared in the dock for sentencing after admitting charges of threatening or abusive behaviour and police assault, had entered the house through an insecure front door at around 6.45pm on August 22 last year.

“The accused was heavily under the influence of alcohol,” fiscal depute Gemma McKechnie said.

“The householder challenged the accused and asked him to leave. The accused began to shout and mutter unknown words; he wasn’t making any sense, and was waving his arms around.

“The witness was in a state of fear and tried to usher the accused out of the property.

“A second witness within the grounds nearby saw the accused in the driveway, pick up a rock and smash it against a porch window.

“This member of the public contacted police, who attended and observed the damage; the accused was still in the driveway when police arrived, shouting unknown words and acting aggressively.

“Police tried to take hold of the accused, at which point he elbowed one of the police witnesses twice in the chest.”

Ibrahim was on bail from Glasgow Sheriff Court on the date of the incident.

Ms McKechnie said the cost of repairing the damage to the window had been estimated at £1,130.

Tom Brown, defending, said: “It was bizarre behaviour. He has already been placed on a community payback order at Glasgow Sheriff Court in connection with another matter, which is not related to this case, and is going to be under supervision for that. He is in a position to carry out unpaid work.”

Sheriff John Hamilton said: “That seems a lot for a side window in a porch. But it might be a Victorian stained glass window, rather than a pane from CR Smith.”

Sentence was deferred until June 5 for more information on the window and the repair costs, and to await the outcome of a further unrelated court case, which is due to call later this month.