A THUG with an firearm threatened to shoot and murder a man in a hotel.

Robert Graham, 32, had the imitation hand gun at the property in Glasgow city centre on Boxing Day 2021.

Graham admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting the threats to Patrick McGuire.

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Graham also pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause Mr McGuire that unlawful violence would be used against him.

His lawyer Marisa Borland was asked by sheriff Johanna Johnstone QC what type of firearm it was.

She replied: "It was described as a silver hand gun shaped lighter.

"Patrick McGuire was another resident at the hotel."

More information surrounding the circumstances will be heard at next month's sentencing.

Graham - who appeared from custody - had his remand continued meantime pending background reports.