A MAN who damaged a Dumbarton hotel room during lockdown has been jailed for more than a year.

Rory Paterson, 27, appeared for sentencing last week at Dumbarton Sheriff Court having previously pleaded guilty to smashing a TV and standard lamp in a room of the Dumbuck House Hotel, in Glasgow Road, Dumbarton.

At the hotel, en route to Clydebank police office and at the station, on May 14 this year, he also repeatedly shouted, swore, acted in an aggressive manner and uttered threats of violence to police.

Paterson, listed in court papers as an inmate at Greenock prison, also admitted resisting four police officers at the hotel by struggling violently and lashing out at them with his arms and legs, causing them to fall to the ground.

The court was told Paterson accepted full responsibility for the offences.

His defence solicitor said: "There is no doubt that his behaviour was wholly unacceptable. I'm not trying to excuse his behaviour.

"I have dealt with Mr Paterson since the age of 16. He did have a troubled childhood. The abuse of alcohol and other substances has had an effect n his behaviour."

The lawyer said his client was involved in the incident just five months on from his release from prison on a previous charge, while still on supervised release.

He added: "He should never have been in the hotel. It's clear there's a degree of provocation to some of the offences, but not all of them."

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said: "I have listened carefully to what your solicitor said today. I have changed my preliminary view. I have no option but to send you to prison."

Including returning to jail for the unexpired portion of his previous sentence, Paterson was locked up for a total of 18 months from October 6. On his release, he will be subject to a further six months of supervised release.