A THUG who robbed a man at knifepoint in Erskine has been jailed.

Garry Clark, 33, threatened 30-year-old Daniel Brain with a blade before stealing his mobile phone and a pair of sunglasses.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how Mr Brain’s car was struck by a stolen Porsche Macan at Bridgewater Shopping Centre on November 28 last year.

Mr Brain approached Clark, who was in the driver’s seat, and said: “You just hit my car.”

When Mr Brain bent down to examine the damage to his vehicle, he felt a sharp implement being held against his back by Clark, who warned him: “Get tae f*** or I’ll stick this in you.”

A short time later, police saw the Porsche coming over the brow of a hill as it was overtaking another car, on the wrong side of the road.

The Porsche, being driven by 27-year-old Ryan Gilmour, crashed into the police car, causing injury to both officers who were inside.

It was later established that Gilmour had stolen the Porsche from a driveway in Glasgow just hours earlier.

Clark admitted assaulting Mr Brain by holding a knife or similar instrument against his body and threatening him with it and robbing him.

He was handed a four-and-a-half-year jail sentence.

Defence counsel for Clark, of Ferryden Court, Glasgow, said he had shown remorse.

Gilmour admitted robbing Lindsey Cartwright of her car at knifepoint in Banavie Road, Glasgow.

He also pleaded guilty to careless driving by failing to stop when signalled to do so, driving on the wrong side of the road and losing control of the Porsche, which crashed into a police car, in Fulton Street, Glasgow, in the early hours of November 29.

Gilmour was jailed for four-and-a-half years after judge Lord Mulholland told him he was “a menace to society.”

He also banned Gilmour from driving for 13 years.

Lord Mulholland said: “The public have to be protected from your criminality.”

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