A MAN who lashed out at police officers before jumping into the River Kelvin in a bid to escape was fined £200.

John Edgar also told officers that they should get cancer and seek retribution from God, before running off on April 3 this year.

The 44-year-old jumped over a railing before heading upstream where there was a short stand-off.

Edgar, of the city’s Cardonald, pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to acting in a threatening or abusive manner, resisting arrest and perverting the course of justice.

The court heard officers initially approached Edgar to speak to him about a matter but he became aggressive.

Prosecutor Emma Baker told Sheriff Allan Findlay that Edgar repeatedly screamed “f***” and refused to calm down.

He then made the cancer and God comments before officers took hold of him.

Miss Baker said: “He made his body tense and lashed out with his arms and struck an officer to the face causing his glasses to fall off.”

Edgar overpowered the officers despite a struggle and being struck by a police baton.

Miss Baker said: “He broke from officers and climbed over the railing on Kelvin Way.

“He made his way to the water’s edge before entering the water and making his way up stream.

“There was a short stand-off with police to get him out of the water.

“This ultimately ended in police entering the river and putting handcuffs on him then taking him out.”