A CUMNOCK man threatened train passengers with a broken glass bottle in the middle of a rammy that broke out on a journey to Auchinleck.

Ian Brown of Campbell Court tried to strike a female with the bottle before the whole carriage got involved in the ruckus.

The courtroom sat through CCTV footage presented at Ayr Sheriff Court last week that showed the 23-year-old climb over seats in a rampage while others tried to hold him back.

The video displayed him brandishing the broken glass above his head in a stand-off on the train between Kilmarnock and Auchinleck.

Depute Fiscal Mr Saud Hassan presented the video footage to the court, admitting the offence is self explanatory without much more detail required. Mr Hassan told the court: “It is what it is. There was a context to it but it’s not available at first blush.”

He added: “The CCTV footage being pulled shows there was a struggle on the train then a bit of a rammy.

“The train conductor was shouting at parts but this is not clear in the report.”

Brown pleaded guilty to the offence that took place on August 5 2017.

He was found to be behaving in a threatening and abusive manner where he was shouting and acting aggressively. The court found him to be climbing over train seats and tables.

His indictment also read that he engaged in a fight and brandish a bottle and thereafter attempt to strike an unidentifiable female with it before brandishing the broken bottle at other passengers.

Sheriff Ross Macfarlane told Brown he committed a kind of offending that would normally land him in prison. He told his solicitor Mr Robert Logan: “Your client had a clean record before this and had a clean record after, so this incident was really just stupid.

“Anyone brandishing a broken bottle in public should really face the jail.”

Brown avoided facing a term in prison due to his clean record and the court deferred sentence for him to be of good behaviour. This will be reviewed in September 2020.