A KILWINNING dad who barged into a primary school toilet whilst children were getting undressed has avoided a jail term.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, went on a rampage, shouting aggressively and even lunged at the headteacher inside the North Ayrshire school on December 14 last year whilst attending a Christmas Show.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court was previously told the 37-year-old turned up at around 6.30pm and asked to see his daughter who was changing with other pupils in the girls’ toilets.

A teacher went and collected the girl but was met by him in the corridor, before he then barged into the girls’ toilets.

After being repeatedly told to leave by the headteacher,the father became aggressive and abusive towards her, leaving her fearing he would hit her.

Fiscal Stewart McMillan said: “The headteacher asked him to leave. He refused and became aggressive and at that point stated “I don’t need to do what you tell me. You are nothing but a numpty. This is my wean. I will do what I like.

“Nobody likes you. I will go when I’m ready.”

The man finally lunged towards her leaving her terrified he was going to hurt her.

The court was told even the man’s daughter pleaded with him to leave the toilets.

Defence solicitor Jim Irvine previously told the court his client had wrongly thought he was going in to a disabled toilet and “acts impulsively” without realising he can be intimidating, adding: “In hindsight he realises that the matter could have been handled differently.”

The dad was given a Restriction of Liberty Order, meaning he will have to wear an electronic tag for four months and he was ordered to stay in his home between 5pm and 5am.