A THUG got into a wrestling match with his own father in the close outside his partner’s home and pushed him down a flight of stairs.

Ryan Gregal attacked his dad outside a property in Old Kilpatrick after the 28-year-old’s partner asked for help because she was concerned about his behaviour.

Gregal appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court for sentencing last week after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to assaulting his father, causing him to fall down the stairs in the close, and damaging a neighbour’s door during the row.

Fiscal depute Abigail McKenna told the hearing that Gregal and his partner were at the property in Ashtree Court on January 20 this year, when she became concerned about his behaviour and asked Gregal’s father to attend.

Ms McKenna said Gregal’s father arrived and told his son to step out into the close. The door to the flat was then locked.

Moments later he began arguing with his father and pushed him down the stairs. The 28-year-old began wrestling with his dad as they were tumbling down the steps.

The incident was observed by two neighbours, one of whom tried to stop the fight.

McKenna said Gregal shouted to the neighbour “get to f*** upstairs”, “You’re a grassing b*****d” and “keep your f*****g nose out of it” before running upstairs.

A couple of seconds later, the neighbours saw Gregal and his father wrestle and tumble down the stairs for a second time.

His father left the close to get away from his son. The neighbour shouted to him: “Ryan, calm down, it’s your dad.”

This resulted in Gregal running upstairs and kicking the neighbour’s front door before making off from the building.

Police were contacted and attended but struggled to gain access to the neighbour’s property as the front door had been damaged.

A key was passed through the letterbox, but it didn’t work, so officers had no choice but to force entry to the property.

Gregal’s solicitor, Leo McGinn, said that his client’s aggression throughout the incident was not aimed at his partner.

Mr McGinn told Sheriff Frances McCartney: “It is a property belonging to his partner. He wasn’t aiming anything at her.

“The partner has arranged for the door to be repaired.

“It is an incident he is ashamed of. It is safe to stay his record is not how he would typically behave.

“It has been described to me that he is not a big drinker or drug user. He had a three or four day period where he was affected with bingeing.

“He attended, and wanted entry to the property, but was refused entry, and behaved in a manner that he is thoroughly ashamed of.

“He says he has not been drinking or abusing drugs since. He struggles with his mental health and he is conscious of the fact that it could always change.”

Addressing Gregal, Sheriff McCartney said: “You have a record but it isn’t an extensive record. Make sure it is the last conviction on the record.”

The sheriff placed Gregal, of Gorget Quadrant, Knightswood on a community payback order which will see him supervised by social workers for 12 months.

He was ordered to complete 135 hours of unpaid work as a punishment.

A conduct requirement was also imposed as part of the order, under which Gregal must complete mental health counselling.