A FORMER pro wrestler with a previous conviction for assault has been told to pay compensation to a medical practice after smashing a glass door in a fit of rage.

Dylan McPhillips, 27, accepted a charge of wilfully or recklessly damaging a glass panel at Stewarton Medical Practice earlier this year.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week, the procurator fiscal depute said McPhillips turned up at the surgery 10 minutes late for an appointment on the morning of April 29.

The fiscal depute told Thursday's hearing: "He was told to sit in the waiting room and the doctor would fit him in.

"Shortly before 9am he left the surgery and a receptionist went out into the car park to see if she could contact him.

"At 9.07am the accused returned.

"He appeared to be very angry and was asked to calm down. At that point he began to kick a glass panel on a door, causing £200 worth of damage."

Police were contacted and reviewed CCTV footage of the incident, before attending at McPhillips' home address in Meikle Court on the same date.

After he was cautioned and charged by officers, McPhillips replied: "I didn't mean to smash it."

The court heard that he had been receiving treatment for mental health issues and is no longer a patient at the practice and has not returned since the incident.

Defence solicitor Neil McPherson said his client has a record for previous convictions and became a professional wrestler at a recent point in his career.

Mr McPherson said: "On the day in question things just got on top of him.

"He recognises that the health centre were doing a lot for him. He is now receiving and accepting help."

Sheriff Sheena Fraser ordered McPhillips to pay £200 in compensation to cover the damage caused to the door, while he was fined a further £100 plus a £10 victim surcharge.