A MAN who gave cops false details had been released from custody before they realised.

Officers were speaking with Craig Thomas on Argyle Street on the afternoon of November 4, 2022.

On advising him of his arrest, which was in relation to a matter in which a not-guilty plea was accepted, he began tensing his arms.

Officers had to restrain the 27-year-old on the ground, where he continued to resist arrest before kicking out with his legs.

He was put in fast straps before being handcuffed. After being taken into custody, he was released on an undertaking.

It was then discovered that Thomas had previously provided a false name and date of birth.

He told cops he was Liam Thomas, born in 1993.

Officers later attended Thomas’ home, in Maryhill, where he was cautioned and charged and made no reply.

He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court for sentencing after previously admitting to attempting to pervert the course of justice as well as restricting, obstructing and hindering cops by struggling violently with them.

A not-guilty plea was accepted for shouting, swearing, and uttering threats of violence.

It was revealed that Thomas is currently on a community payback order with unpaid work hours still outstanding.

His lawyer said: “I was wondering if you could continue this matter for two months for him to be of good behaviour and for a community payback order progress report.”

Sheriff Jonathan Guy agreed, before replying: “I want to make it clear that this will not be one he is admonished. There will be a punitive element.”