A CLACKS man smashed up his homeless accommodation after waiting for staff in a car park just days after being released from prison.

John Connell appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, November 22, after pleading guilty to a single charge of threatening and abusive behaviour on November 5.

The court heard from the depute fiscal, Lindsay Brooks, that on the date in question, members of staff were in the car park at around 6.55pm.

The witness saw the accused who started shouting and being abusive.

He shouted: “F*****g a******s,” at them before following them into the building.

He was subsequently told that he was “not welcome” and that he should leave the premises, where he had been residing at prior to the incident.

Instead, he started kicking and punching glass panels causing the police to be called.

Security staff then attended the room which he had been staying in and found broken furniture.

Mr Morrison, representing the 33-year-old, told the court that his client had an “unenviable record” and had just been released from prison on October 26, 10 days before this incident and was on licence at the time.

The defence agent went on to say that he has 236 days left of his sentence and knew what the consequences could be.

He argued, however, that Connell, of no fixed abode, suffered from “significant” mental health problems and a difficult upbringing in which his father introduced him to heroin when he was 15.

His behaviour was described as an “unfortunate cycle of behaviour”.

Sheriff David Mackie, upon hearing that he is engaging with a number of agencies, deferred sentence for three months to see if progress could be made.

In 2014, Connell found himself in trouble after being arrested for sending “threatening” texts to a man he claimed was abusing his female friend.

He was sentenced to 12 months of supervision for the incident.