A RENFREW man has appeared in court charged with being responsible for a crime spree in his home town on Monday night.

Jason King, 26, is alleged to have been armed with a knife in public, smashed a window, broken his bail conditions, made threats and behaved in a threatening way.

He was held in custody overnight before appearing in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court yesterday afternoon.

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King, of Thomson Street, faces four charges.

Prosecutors claim he was armed with a knife in a common close in Ferguson Street and damaged property by throwing a brick through a window at the same block of flats.

He is also said to have broken bail conditions by being in the street and behaved in a threatening or abusive way in Thomson Street and a police vehicle.

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King made no plea to the charges against him and was remanded in custody by Sheriff Craig Harris, who continued the case for prosecutors to investigate further.

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