A 21-year-old man, who approached people in cars in Kilwinning while shouting that he had a knife, has been jailed for 10 months.

Ross Malcolm Alexander Tait appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week from custody.

Alexander, of Irvine’s Mill Crescent, returned to court for sentencing, having previously pled guilty to four charges.

Tait behaved in a threatening or abusive manner on September 2 at Broomlands Drive in Irvine and whilst within a police vehicle to Saltcoats Police Office and then on route to Crosshouse Hospital.

He acted in an aggressive manner, shouted, swore, and repeatedly struck his head against the inside of the vehicle.

Tait also had an offensive weapon, namely a piece of wood, at Broomlands Drive on the same date.

On October 8, Alexander behaved in a threatening or abusive manner at Dalmahoy Court in Kilwinning while he was on bail.

The 21-year-old shouted, swore, repeatedly stated he was in possession of a knife, walked onto the roadway and pulled at door handles of stationary cars which were sitting at traffic lights.

Tait also failed without reasonable excuse to comply with a bail condition which required him to remain within his home address between 5pm-5.30am between Fridays and Sundays.

On Friday, October 6 at 9.30pm, Tait was not in his home address when police called.

Tait was given a six-month jail term and a four-month jail term to run consecutive to each other.