A MAN who attended a soup kitchen in Glasgow city centre went on to assault someone after a “heated argument”.

Paul Hughes was on Argyle Street, near Jamaica Street, when an argument took place between him and another man on April 27 this year.

The 46-year-old headbutted the man on the face, causing a cut inside his cheek.

A worker at the nearby soup kitchen took Hughes away and police attended. He was cautioned and charged and made no reply.

Hughes appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to assault.

The court heard the victim did not seek medical assistance.

Hughes’ lawyer said: “He had attended at the soup kitchen to obtain some food. He became involved in an argument with this person who was present. This became heated.

“During the course of this, he felt under threat and attacked and reacted in the way he shouldn’t have. He is sorry and entirely accepts his guilt.

“He is a man who is no stranger to the court. His last conviction was in 2019 and he only has one assault on his record.

“He has indicated to me he has reduced his drug intake. He is a man who would benefit from support and assistance.”

Sheriff Valerie Mays ordered Hughes, whose address was listed as homeless accommodation, to be under social work supervision for one year and pay the victim £200 compensation.