A man aggressively smashed a reptile tank to the fear and alarm of a woman and a teenager.

James Malloch behaved in a threatening and abusive manner at his home in Saltcoats on August 16.

The 24-year-old was aggressive, shouted, threw and smashed household items, punched a reptile tank causing it to smash, and headbutted a door. Malloch’s actions placed a woman and a teenage girl in a state of fear and alarm.

Malloch appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week and pled guilty to one charge. His plea of not guilty to a second charge was accepted.

Sentence was deferred for reports until November 5. Malloch will return to the court on that date.