A DRUNK went “quackers” in a Barrhead flat and attacked two female relatives – after downing a beer called Ducker’s.

Jordan Dickson, 24, had gone to the Balgray Crescent home of his half-sister to help her move furniture in May last year.

But the shelving unit she wanted to be moved got damaged and an argument broke out, leading to Dickson assaulting his half-sister and his niece.

Dickson pleaded guilty to the assaults at an earlier court hearing and returned to the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court this week to learn his fate.

Procurator Fiscal Depute Hazel Emmerson told the court that Dickson charged down the stairs and grabbed his niece by the throat – forcing others in the house to restrain him.

He lashed out with his arms and struck her on the head as they tried to subdue him.

He then grabbed his half-sister by the body, pulling her back and forcing her to the ground.

The police were contacted but, by the time they arrived, Dickson had fled the scene and was tracked down later at his home.

The prosecutor said police probing the attacks described Dickson as “extremely remorseful” for his actions, which they believed were “out of character” and had arisen out of “a build up of emotion.”

Defence solicitor Terry Gallanagh said Dickson, a first offender who has mental health problems, was drunk at the time and added: “He had been drinking Ducker’s beer and, I really shouldn’t say it, but, it sent him quackers.”

Sheriff Susan Sinclair gave Dickson a structured deferred sentence which will see him monitored by social workers.

She explained: “I don’t think I need to do anything about you on a social work order but I want to make sure you get the help you need.

“There will be one-to-one meetings, they will check you’re not drinking too much and that you’re getting the appropriate mental health treatment.”

She then deferred sentence for six months.