A fraudster was involved in a riot during a counter demonstration at an Irish republican parade.

David McSherry, 34, gathered with others in Glasgow's Govan on August 30 2019.

The group were there to protest against the James Connolly Republican Flute Band procession.

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They were joined with the Wolfe Tone Irish Republican Flute Band as well as the Coatbridge United Irishmen Flute Band.

Around 100 people with 30 stewards were expected to attend.

However, 400 counter protesters appeared at the cenotaph on Govan Road.

The protesters formed barricades, threw missiles, started fires and clashed with police officers.

McSherry was jailed for 13 months in February after pleading guilty to a voucher scam affecting hard-up families spanning between January and March 2022.

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McSherry and co-accused Susan Paterson conned victims in Glasgow’s Gorbals by pretending to be employees of a housing organisation.

The victims initially believed the pair had actually been helping them.

McSherry and Paterson then used personal information to illegally claim £2,400 in benefits.

Some of the victims were hit after they were told they had used their voucher allocation as a result of being targeted.

McSherry also admitted racially abusing a man.

He was found guilty by a jury of his latest charge of breach of the peace at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Iain Fleming put McSherry on a structured deferred sentence and he will appear in court again in October.