TWO police officers were forced to take evasive action to avoid a knife thrown at their heads by a thug.

Constables Ian Gray and Heather Fraser narrowly avoided being struck by Douglas McMurdie, 55, at his front door last December.

The pair initially attended the flat in Cowcaddens due to an unrelated incident.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard McMurdie answered the door then raised his arms to head height.

PC Gray warned his colleagues also in attendance that McMurdie was clutching a Stanley knife.

Prosecutor Adele Macdonald said: “The accused threw the knife directly at the head area of PCs Gray and Fraser.

“The officers managed to move and avoid being struck.”

McMurdie was then restrained and arrested.

Ms Macdonald told the court the knife was later retrieved from the street outside.

McMurdie pleaded guilty yesterday to assaulting the constables.

Lawyer, Paul McCormick, defending, told the court McMurdie thought someone had banged on his door to fight a man who was in his flat.

Sheriff Alan Mackenzie deferred sentence until next month for background reports and granted McMurdie bail.

Sheriff Mackenzie said: “You should be in no doubt I take a serious view of the matter.

“The narrative said you threw the knife at the head area of two police officers.”