AN ALLOA man who threw bricks through windows earlier this year is spending the festive season behind bars.

Craig Chalmers, 29, of Bowhouse Gardens, appeared from custody at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, December 22.

He was previously found guilty of two offences after a trial.

On August 27, at Drysdale Street, Alloa, he approached a man in the street, placed his arm around him, pursued him, adopted an aggressive attitude, made demands and uttered threats towards him and two others.

On August 28, at Harris Court, Alloa, he damaged windows at a property by throwing bricks through them.

Chalmers previously admitted a string of offences which took place on July 17.

At Ashley Terrace, Alloa, and during a journey to Falkirk police station, he acted aggressively, challenged people to fight, brandished a piece of wood and repeatedly banged his head off the police vehicle interior.

At Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert, he resisted being put into a police vehicle, refused to walk, then struggled and lashed out at officers.

He also acted aggressively at the hospital, shouted, swore, made threats of violence and offensive comments.

Sheriff Neil Bowie had previously called for a social work report and Chalmers was remanded in custody.

However, the court was told that when a social worker went to the prison for the appointment with Chalmers he would not leave his cell.

Defence solicitor Charlotte Watt said: "His position is he was not informed who was there to see him."

She added that her client's time on remand and had been a "sharp reality check for him" and he now had a different attitude.

Sheriff Bowie called for the reports previously requested. Sentence was deferred until January 19 and Chalmers was remanded in custody.