AN ALLOA man has been given another jail sentence after damaging a CCTV camera with a lighter.

Richard Beresford, of Garvally Crescent, wilfully destroyed property at Earn Court, Alloa, on May 31 last year.

While acting with another male, he held the flamer to the camera, causing damage, before repeatedly striking it with their hands and pressing a pole against it.

The 45-year-old appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday from custody after being given a 37-month prison sentence from Stirling Sheriff Court on January 16.

He pleaded guilty to the vandalism charge of vandalism and also admitted a breach of his community payback order.

He was given the CPO for offences on May 25, 2016, when he broke into two separate cars and stole items. At Tullibody Road, Alloa, he stole a laptop from one car, before stealing an iPod and car charger from a second on Mill Road, Alloa.

He was sentenced to five months' imprisonment for the vandalism charge and six months for the CPO breach. The time will be served concurrently with his current sentence.

Last month, Beresford was given a 37-month prison term for a bizarre tyre-slashing incident in Alloa.

On December 9, he stumbled in front of a woman's car on Devon Road, prompting her to confront him.

Beresford responded by kicking the front bumper, and shouting "Claim that on your f***ing insurance", before walking off.

He later stabbed the car's tyres with a 3.5-inch blade before running and escaping over a wall.

After being arrested by police and taken to Falkirk, he became volatile with officers.

When offered a cup of tea he proceeded to toss the drink over the on-duty constable.

Alloa Sheriff Court heard he had consumed a "cocktail" of drink and drugs on the night.

Beresford has a number of convictions for theft on his record.

In July 2016, he stole a purse and its contents from a woman on Alloa's Mill Road.

Then in August last year he stole a TV from a delivery van on Tummel Court.

In his statement to police, Beresford said: ""t was daft, it was my birthday, I was daft."