A violent criminal walked into a pharmacy and announced that he was carrying a knife.

Airdrie Sheriff Court heard that Paul Boyle then asked for someone to call an ambulance as he was “a danger to himself and others”.

The 30-year-old admitted unlawful possession of a blade in Centre Street, Glenboig, on June 14 last year.

Lauren Cole, prosecuting, said Boyle, of Sikeside, Coatbridge, went into the pharmacy at 9.40am.

After being told he had a knife in his pocket, the pharmacist alerted the emergency services and kept talking to Boyle until police officers arrived.

They found him sitting on a seat. The officers searched him but he said that he’d put the knife in a bin outside.

Want to see more SNP fails? – Health Matters

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and join the fightback against Scottish Nationalism.