A patriotic man who scrawled "anti-Semitic" and "neo-Nazi" symbols on a politician's office window has been been jailed for more than two years.

James Malcolm, 18, painted symbols, including a Star of David being hung on gallows, at MSP Rona Mackay's office.

He then caused £14,000 of damage to 27 headstones at a cemetery as part of his two month political campaign.

Malcolm pled guilty to six charges over offences carried out between 1 June and 9 August last year.

This included four charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, a charge of maliciously damaging headstones and writing "offensive slogans" on a cell.

Sheriff Alan MacKenzie sentenced him to two years and four months behind bars.

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Swastikas drawn in blood

During his two-month political campaign, Malcolm vandalised Lenzie Moss Nature Reserve and Waverly and Luggie Park in Kirkintilloch, and used his blood to write "offensive slogans" on the wall of a police cell. 

The court heard a member of the public spotted graffiti on a glass notice board at Lenzie Moss Nature Reserve on 17 July.

On 23 July, Malcolm wrote "racist" and "anti-Semitic" phrases on a bridge near to Luggie Park.

On 24 July, Malcolm vandalised the window at Miss McKay's office. An employee who "felt uncomfortable about the content" contacted the police.

When he was in custody to attend court, he smeared swastikas and other symbols on the walls of his cell with his own blood.

Later, Malcolm shouted National Socialist phrases at a unnamed 16-year-old at Waverly Park and threatened him with a bottle.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that on 9 August, police heard that Malcolm had damaged grave stones at Old Aisle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch.

A total of 27 headstones within different sections of the cemetery had been damaged - either pushed over or broken in two. Two of the headstones appeared to have had glass bottles smashed off them.

Police found a small piece of broken glass with writing which included a swastika and Germanic runes at the scene.




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