A CLYDEBANK man used a screwdriver to smash the window of a police car – while it was parked at the town’s police station.

A court heard James McGlashan walked straight up to the front desk of the Montrose Street police office to confess to what he had done.

McGlashan, 37, of Crown Avenue, was sentenced at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last Friday after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to smashing the vehicle’s window on October 31.

Sheriff John Hamilton observed: “In the car park of the police station he takes a screwdriver to the police car, then he presents himself at the charge bar and says ‘I’ve just done this’.”

Kenny McGowan, defending, said McGlashan had pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared in court from custody the following day – and that after being released from court on bail, he had then gone on to commit a further offence just three days later.

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Mr McGowan said McGlashan had been sentenced to six months in jail for that second offence, and had an earliest release date of February 14.

McGlashan was jailed for four months.