A MAN is being held in custody amidst claims he broke into a Barrhead care home on Boxing Day – and stole chocolates and a mitten from a pensioner’s room.

Daniel Maka has been charged with carrying out a raid at Millview Care Home, in the town’s Carlibar Road, on December 26.

Maka, 36, is accused of breaking into an elderly resident's room within the care home and stealing chocolates, clothes, a toy box, a wall decoration, a board game and a mitten from the 83-year-old.

The details emerged this week when Maka, of Balgray Crescent, Barrhead, appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court over the raid.

Maka, originally from Poland, faces three other charges relating to the same day.

He is also said to have committed a breach of the peace by behaving in a disorderly manner in Barrhead’s Main Street.

Court papers allege he twice breached the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 – by assaulting one police officer and then struggling with her and a colleague.

He is said to have broken Section 90(1)(a) of the act by assaulting PC Angela Bell “in the execution of her duty” by spitting at her.

And the petition against him alleges he broke Section 90(2)(a) of the act by resisting, obstructing or hindering PC Bell and PC David Crawford by struggling violently with them.

Maka made no plea or declaration to the charges against him during a private hearing this week.

He was represented by defence solicitor Eamonn McGeehan during the behind-closed-doors hearing, before Sheriff Tom McCartney.

Sheriff McCartney continued the case and remanded Maka in custody.

No future court dates have been set and Maka was fully committed for trial.