A MAN launched a bottle of juice at a Glasgow petrol station worker before booting down and headbutting shelves.

Allan Brown, 43, entered the Shell store on Victoria Road and became aggressive towards staff member Muhammad Khan just before 11pm on January 26 last year.

He appeared from custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week for sentencing.

Brown firstly threw a bottle of juice at Mr Khan, which struck a plastic screen in front of him, before making his way behind the till area.

When cops arrived, they asked Brown to move away from behind the counter, which he did, but, after being informed he was under arrest, he became aggressive towards the officers.

The prosecutor said: “He shouted ‘f****g scum’, ‘is that f****g right, try it then’.

“The accused began tensing his arms and pulling away from police. He thereafter lunged, knocking shelving down with his head whilst kicking down shelves within the premises.

“He was thereafter conveyed to a marked cell van.”

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Officers took statements from witnesses, and Brown was taken to Cathcart police office.

Due to his intoxicated state, he was not formally cautioned and charged.

The court heard that Brown, of Govanhill, was on remand for a solemn matter.

His lawyer said: “He has instructed me to invite the court to defer sentence for a period to await the outcome of matters he’s in custody for.

“He’s positive it will go in his favour. He is keen to be put on an order to address his alcohol difficulties, which control his life.”

But Sheriff Patricia Pryce refused to defer matters.

She said: “This has gone on long enough; I’ll draw a line under it.”

Brown was sentenced to 40 days in prison.