A HOMELESS thug who carried out a bottle attack on a man who tried to give him money has been jailed for 10 months.

Mark Griffiths, 34, hit Alan Brown on Argyle Street in February this year.

The 47-year-old victim was left scarred for life after suffering a facial wound.

Griffiths was on four separate bail orders when he struck.

Griffiths pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Brown to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard Griffiths had been sleeping rough in the city centre.

Prosecutor Marie McCue said: “Mr Brown saw the man sitting on the pavement and offered him £10.

“Griffiths became flustered and annoyed."

Griffiths initially swung a punch before smacking the victim with the bottle.

Mr Brown fled to a nearby casino and a 999 call was made.

Police soon held Griffiths, who said: "Aye, I did it - but he kicked me first."

Police cautioned and charged Griffiths.

He told them: “Aye, I did it, but he kicked me first.”

Mr Brown needed six stitches for an injury to his cheek.

Ross Yuill, defending, said Griffiths claims Mr Brown had made a comment of a "sexual nature" to him.

The lawyer added: "This made him jump up. He was not flustered by the offer of the £10 nor was he impressed at all.”