A man who threw a television through a window in a fit of anger has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Craig Byers recklessly destroyed or damaged the property belonging to another on January 23 in that he threw a television set through a window at a house in Stevenston, thereby causing damage.

Byers, of Stevenston’s Wallace Avenue, had previously pleaded guilty to one charge at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and was granted bail.

The 27-year-old returned to the court last week for sentencing, following social work reports.

Defending Byers, solicitor Gillian Swanney said: “He has been subject to bail with special conditions which he has tempered with.

“At the time he was in a relationship with the complainer, but they were living at separate addresses.

“He accepts he was under the influence of alcohol. His grandfather had recently died and it’s fair to say he was not coping with that.”

Ms Swanney added that Byers and the complainer had been engaged in an argument prior to the incident, which caused him to lose his temper.

She said: “In anger Mr Byers picked up a television and threw it.

“He’s accepted full responsibility for his behaviour and that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

“He has replaced the television and he also arranged for the window to be repaired.”

Byers was given a Community Payback Order of 120 hours of unpaid work with 12 months supervision.