A man who stabbed a horse in the head while on a drink and drug-fuelled rampage has been spared jail.
Cameron Lawrie broke into a house in Newmachar’s Greens Way before stealing a knife and an iPad.
When police arrived he started to lash out at Constables John Kearney and Samantha Goldie by spitting and throwing a vase and a clock at them.
The 23-year-old then clambered on to the roof of 19 Greens Way, Newmachar, before ripping off slates and tossing them to the ground below.
Car windows were smashed as the tiles struck them and occupants sitting inside the vehicles were showered in glass.
Lawrie’s rampage continued at the nearby Millpond Livery Stables where he stabbed a horse in the head. The animal was left with a severe injury.
Yesterday Lawrie appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentence.
He admitted breaking into the house in Newmachar on July 10 last year, taking the iPad and knife and being in possession of the weapon in a public place.
Lawrie also admitted assaulting the two police officers as well as acting in a threatening and abusive manner towards them.
During the incident he had been seen standing on the roof shouting and swearing and uttering homophobic remarks.
He also admitted causing the horse unnecessary suffering by striking it to the head with the blade to its injury.
The court heard Lawrie, of 9 Kingswell Lane, Banff, had been under the influence of diazepam and alcohol.
His agent, solicitor Liam McAllister, said his client had “turned a corner” since the incident.
Sheriff Graeme Napier said he was willing to spare him a prison sentence and placed him on a restriction of liberty tag for the next nine months.
He was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work within the next year and placed under supervision for two years and six months.
Lawrie was also ordered to pay the owner of the horse £250 in compensation.