A ROOFER is facing jail for breaking his cousin’s jaw in five places ... amid claims the victim hurled insults about his wife.

Ian Burke, of East Fulton, Linwood, attacked Lee McGregor after tempers flared between the pair at the Kelburn Bar, in Cross Arthurlie Street, Barrhead.

Paisley Sheriff Court head 31-year-old Burke was playing in a darts match at the pub when Mr McGregor, who was said to be under the influence of alcohol, turned up and started mouthing off.

After heading outside, Burke struck Mr McGregor with a bottle, before kicking him repeatedly on his head in what was described as a frenzied attack.

The force of the blows dished out by Burke was so severe that it caused Mr McGregor to fall unconscious.

A short time later, however, he was able to get back to his feet and return to the door of the pub. He then decided to leave the scene.

It was stated that Mr McGregor suffered a broken jaw, with medics having to insert a metal plate in his face to rebuild it.

He has been left suffering a loss of sensation in his mouth and lips, leading to speech problems.

At a pre-trial hearing at Paisley Sheriff Court last week, Burke pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr McGregor by striking him on the head with a bottle, causing him to fall to the ground, and repeatedly kicking him on the head.

He also admitted that the attack, which took place on June 27, 2016, left Mr McGregor severely injured, scarred for life and permanently impaired.

Sheriff James Spy called for background reports to be prepared ahead of sentencing, and he warned Burke that he could be jailed due to the severity the offence.

Burke will return to the dock next month to learn his fate.