A thug threatened to stab B&M workers after being confronted for shoplifting.

Thomas Moran was in the Darnley store on the morning of November 12 last year when staff believed him to be stealing.

An employee approached the 36-year-old, to which Moran stated: "It’s not worth it mate. I’ve got a blade and I’m rattling. Come any closer and I’ll stab you."

He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week for sentencing.

Prosecutor Laura Martin said: “Police were contacted. The accused was later traced at a home in Darnley.

“He was found to be in possession of 0.65 grams of heroin. He was later cautioned and charged and made no reply.”

Moran also appeared charged with breaching a court order.

His solicitor explained his client turned up to court, having been granted bail on the last occasion.

He added: “He tells me he was sleeping in a close on Sauchiehall Street and the street team stepped in to provide assistance.

“He’s now in supported accommodation and is on methadone. There are no signs of him being under the influence of anything today.”

Sheriff Allan Findlay told Moran: “I’ll put support back in place. I will revoke the original order and impose a new order with 12 months' supervision, in relation to the breach.”

Sentencing for the incident at B&M was deferred for six months.

Moran will return to court in December.