A Glasgow man was jailed after he broke into a building and stole a pedal bike.

Richard Lindsay, 34, entered the block of flats at 2 Abercromby Drive, near Gallowgate, around 2.50am on May 28, 2023.

A resident was woken up by the noise outside as the Milton man entered the common close area through an open window.

Police were called and when they arrived an hour later, they found him at a bus stop in possession of a knife.

They arrested him and tried to put him in the back of a police vehicle as he struggled to break away from the officers unsuccessfully. He was then placed in the back of the vehicle.

He tried to escape again but failed.

Lindsay was taken to London Road police station, cautioned and charged.

He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court this week from custody.

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His lawyer said: "He is currently in prison for breach of community payback order.

"These are serious offences and he accepts full responsibility. He is a man who suffered significant trauma in his life. He was institutionalised.

"He has a substantial record. There have been longstanding issues with alcohol and drugs. Up until this point, nothing seems to have worked.

"Since he has been in jail he refrained from doing exercise because he knows that if he does, he will be offered drugs.

"He has three children and he wants to get involved in their lives again. He appears motivated to engage more.

"He has a son with physical and mental difficulties, including epilepsy."

Sheriff Bernard Ablett sentenced him to 93 days in prison, backdated to when he was first remanded in custody.