A YOUNG man who snorted heroin after mixing Xanax with whisky found himself in the cells after trying to chomp down on an officer's wrist.

Paul Sinclair, 20, was arrested for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The accused – who had been bailed and handed a curfew for another matter – knew he should have been at home when he was approached in the evening by police in Crow Road.

He initially gave false information, claiming to be someone else to avoid prosecution. However, his lie was exposed and he was carted off to Govan Police Office. At the station, Sinclair tried to bite a male constable and spat on him.

The incident happened on August 6, 2018.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court this week, Sinclair also pleaded guilty to two other charges.

On July 23 this year, the accused stood in the middle of Hyndland Road and 'squared up' to oncoming traffic.

He repeatedly shouted, swore and kicked vehicles.

He was confronted by a delivery driver and when the police arrived, he shouted: "Get your f*****g hands off me."

A few days later, on July 27, he struck fear into his neighbours in Hyndland Road by attempting to unlock their door by putting his hand through their letterbox.

Sinclair was angry that the couple had phoned the police on him earlier that morning for his noisy behaviour.

The accused branded them "grassy b******s" and screamed: "You better not get me a weekender.

"Open the f*****g door. You've ruined my life."

Sinclair, who appeared from custody, was said to have found his period in jail "difficult".

In defence it was claimed that the accused had to be moved as he was targeted by other inmates, but his time in prison had provided him with an opportunity to reflect on his behaviour.

His lawyer accepted: "He knows he must stay away from alcohol and drugs."

Sinclair was said to have had little recollection of the events on August 6 due to his level of intoxication. As well as whisky and Xanax, he also smoked and snorted heroin.

Sheriff Tony Kelly told the accused: "You deserve to go to jail for these offences."

For the August 6 complaint, Sinclair was sentenced to a Community Payback Order with supervision for a year. He was also ordered to undertake 150 hours of unpaid work within six months and to attend substance abuse counselling as directed by his supervising officer.

The two other matters have been deferred for good behaviour.

Sheriff Kelly warned the accused to "knuckle-down and keep out of trouble" or else he would be going to prison for a long time.