A CHEF from Alexandria has been fined for damaging a man’s car with a metal pole and then threatening the owner with violence.

David Nicholson, 46, of Simpson Quadrant, repeatedly struck and damaged the vehicle in the street near his home address on October 26, 2017.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court also heard last Wednesday that while in a police car travelling from the scene of the incident to Clydebank police office, Nicholson was shouting and swearing, making threats of violence, and behaving in an aggressive manner.

Defence lawyer Brian McGuire said: “He has been working as a chef in the south of England.

“He has a full-time job in Essex and has a very good income.

“He still returns home to Alexandria.”

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry fined Nicholson £450 and ordered him to pay £800 in compensation to the car owner.