A man assaulted a car salesman with a shovel and damaged several cars.

Robert Miller drove to the Affordable Motor Store in Tollcross on June 13, 2023.

The Bishpobriggs man parked and workers approached him.

He told them something was wrong with the car, which he bought from there.

Employees disagreed and Miller became upset. He got in his car and went to the entryway, blocking the road.

He got out of the vehicle with a shovel. 

The 64-year-old struck a worker on the left arm, elbow, forearm, hip and legs.

He left the staff member on the ground and went to the cars.

He hit numerous vehicles, causing the windows to smash. Finally, he went back to his car and left.

Police were called and Miller was traced and attended London Road police station. He was cautioned and charged.

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He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week, after pleading guilty to being in possession of the offensive weapon, assaulting the worker and destroying property.

His lawyer told the court: "It was a contractual dispute. He said the car was not fit for purpose.

"It is not an excuse."

Sheriff Vincent Lunny replied: "It’s utterly unacceptable. This should not have happened. He has been to jail before, I don’t see a way around it."

The solicitor added: "That is one of his difficulties. He is not working.

"But it doesn’t excuse what he did. He is not going to be visiting this firm again."

The sheriff asked how much damage was caused but the Crown did not have an estimate.

Sentence was deferred for more information on the extent of the damage.