A MAN who attacked an ambulance worker went on to lie about a dead child being in his flat.

Graham Gillespie had been taking drugs when police were called to his home in Dennistoun on October 10, 2020, after the Scottish Ambulance Service requested assistance.

Four cops turned up at 9am and were met by a member of the ambulance crew who said Gillespie assaulted their colleague by grabbing his jacket and pushing and pulling him. He also removed a phone from the man’s pocket.

The 42-year-old appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court charged with assault as well as being in possession of four different drugs including crystal meth and LSD.

Procurator fiscal depute Hazel Kerr said: “Police approached the accused. It was clear he was in an agitated state and under the influence.

“He stated a child was dead within his property. When officers were speaking with him, a witness exited the common close. Police spoke with her and asked about the welfare of the child. She stated she had never been in the home so could not confirm.

“Police attended at the flat finding the door to be insecure. They established no child was within. There was a clear view of an unknown substance suspected to be drugs.

“Due to the accused’s level of intoxication, he was conveyed to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

“The accused was then conveyed to Govan police office and subject to a full search. There were snap bags in his jacket pocket suspected to be crystal meth and snap bags suspected to be cocaine within his jeans pocket.”

Cops then attended his home in possession of a search warrant on January 24, 2021.

A number of drugs and drug paraphilia were found. Gillespie was charged, and he replied, "I don’t understand, I want to speak to my solicitor please".

All drugs were sent to a lab to be tested.

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Gillespie was confirmed to have 0.56 grams of cocaine whilst in Govan police officer as well as 5.83g of crystal meth.

Meanwhile, 7.96g of cocaine was found within his home as well as 4.48g of cannabis and 14 LSD tablets.

In a separate incident on November 5, 2020, police found Gillespie within a Ford Edge vehicle on the hard shoulder of the M8 motorway, near junction 13.

They observed his hands shaking and he was detained for a search before being taken to Govan police office.

He was found to be carrying 5.8g of white powder which was concealed within his trousers.

Whilst under caution, he admitted it was crystal meth and a blood sample was taken for analysis.

He was charged with being in possession of the class A drug as well as being in charge of a car whilst under the influence of the drug.

Gillespie’s lawyer said his client appeared in court as a first offender.

He added: “He has a background of work and family and to find himself facing these charges is something he never thought he would be doing in his life.

“There was a breakdown of a relationship and his employment, and he began to use drugs heavily. He had been using crystal meth and had limited knowledge of it and before he knew it his life had spiralled.

"He is extremely ashamed every day for his actions, particularly towards the emergency workers who were helping him.

“I would ask you to take into account the offences are within a short period of time. There has been significant intervention in his life since then.

“He has not been in trouble since and hadn’t been before.”

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Sheriff Charles Lugton placed Gillespie on a community payback order.

He was ordered to carry out 135 hours of unpaid work, be under social work supervision for 12 months, and was handed 10 points on his licence.

Due to already having three, he was disqualified for six months.

He was also fined £300.