A man who put his dad in a headlock and repeatedly punched him after drink fuelled row avoided jail on Wednesday.

Stephen McGoldrick, 30, turned on Stephen McGoldrick senior, 52, at his home in Glasgow's Easterhouse on June 24 2023.

The pair - who were drinking together - got into an argument which turned violent.

McGoldrick initially left and returned to the property when matters escalated into violence.

He left again before he returned for a second time when he was apprehended by a police dog who injured him.

McGoldrick pleaded guilty last month at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting his father to his injury.

Sheriff Andrew McIntyre ordered McGoldrick, of the city's Parkhead, to do 180 hours of unpaid work.

He was also put under supervision for 12 months.

The court heard that the pair were in the property drinking alcohol.

Prosecutor Jessica McGowan said: "An argument took place between them which caused McGoldrick to leave.

"McGoldrick's mother and sister attended the property before he returned.

"Matters escalated between McGoldrick and his father.

"He put his arm around his father's neck and while doing that he repeatedly punched him to the head and chest."

The pair were separated and the police were contacted.

McGoldrick left the property and later returned near the property while the police were there.

Miss McGowan stated that McGoldrick was initially taken to hospital after a police dog was used to apprehend him.

His father was found to have suffered grazing to his head as well as pain to his head and chest.