A Glasgow man told police he was "only cutting cheese" after he was caught with a kitchen knife in his hands.

Darren Tait, 26, from Govan, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week after he previously pleaded guilty to being in possession of the blade.

He was apprehended after officers were called to a disturbance at a block of flats on Luath Street in the Southside, on May 30 this year.

Cops could hear a loud male voice coming from within the close of the building.

As they arrived on the first floor, they noticed a large amount of glass on the landing, mainly outside a flat that belonged to a friend of Tait.

The shards fell after a picture frame on the front door of the flat had been destroyed earlier.

When police climbed up to the second floor, a flat door swung open and Tait stumbled out.

He was drunk and holding a large white kitchen knife.

Officers instructed him to drop the knife but he refused.

He did not make any movements or communicate with the cops.

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Tait was taken to Govan Police Station, where he was cautioned and charged, to which he replied: “I was only cutting cheese”.

His lawyer said: "He was incredibly intoxicated, he was incredibly drunk by his own admission.

"This incident was a wake-up call for him. He is currently on a community payback order and that has recently been extended.

"He said he doesn’t feel like his alcohol intake is an issue."

Tait was placed on a community payback order for 12 months with the requirements of supervision and to engage with mental health and addiction services.

He was also tagged for 100 days, requiring him to stay at home between 7pm and 7am.

Sheriff Mark Maguire said to him in the courtroom: "If you breach it, chances are you are going to prison."