A MAN who slashed his own throat and face with a broken piece of plastic in front of his terrified partner has avoided jail.

John Sinclair admitted smashing a mirror and a child’s plastic table before using broken plastic to cut his neck and face after his partner asked him to look after a child on August 28 this year.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard the 35-yearold from Glasgow Street in Ardrossan went on the rampage at an address in Munroe Walk, Saltcoats

The fiscal told the court: “The complainer tried to calm him down but he continued to shout and punch the walls and broke a child’s plastic table.

“He then went upstairs and punched a mirror which caused it to smash and cause cuts to his hands.

“He returned downstairs and picked up a piece of the plastic table and used this to cut his neck and face.”

Sinclair – who also goes by the surname Smith – also pled guilty to smashing his brother over the head with a wooden table leg following a night of drinking on April 22.

The court heard the brothers began arguing in the house and it spilled out into the street where Sinclair had launched the assault with the table leg, leaving his brother needing seven stitches.

The fiscal told the court:“Police were contacted and were advised that a male had been assaulted with a table leg. There was a 4-5cm laceration to his head which needed seven stitches.”

Sentencing Sinclair Sheriff Michael Hanlon said: “The fact that you pled guilty has saved you from a jail term. However, if you fail to comply you will be brought back to court and you will be facing imprisonment.”

Sinclair was ordered to wear an electronic tag from 7pm until 7am for four months, an 18 month supervision order and ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.