A MAN who was banned from entering Johnstone after going on a Christmas Day crime spree in the town is facing jail over his festive criminal antics.

Martin Toner sprayed graffiti on a takeaway, broke a window of a house and rained kicks on the door of the property, and was caught in possession of drugs in the town.

Toner, 21, was also said to have resisted police officers in a bid to stop them from putting handcuffs on him.

Toner was arrested over the December 25 rampage and held in police custody before appearing in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court on December 28 to face five charges.

He was released on bail at that hearing with special conditions banning him from entering Johnstone and giving him a curfew to remain within his home from 7pm to 7am each day.

A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for last month and, at that hearing, he held his hands up over his Christmas Day crimes.

He admitted he did “without reasonable excuse, wilfully or recklessly destroy or damage the property belonging to another” by spraying graffiti on the wall of Louise’s Kitchen - a Chinese takeaway in Greenend Avenue, Johnstone.

He also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm, by breaking a window and kicking the front door of a property in the town’s Huntersfield Road.

And he admitted being in possession of class B drugs - by having cannabis resin on him in the street.

The other two charges he faced - that he was also in possession of cannabis, and resisted, obstructed or hindered PCs Frazer Cambridge and Graham Muir in the execution of their duty  - were dropped.

Sentence on Toner, of Maryhill, Glasgow, was adjourned and he returned to the dock last week to learn his fate.

But it emerged a social work background report had not been prepared, with Toner claiming he never received the letter.

Sheriff Lindsey Kooner then allowed for the report called for to be prepared while Toner is on bail and adjourned the case until next month.

Toner could be caged for as long as 12 months.

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