A MAN who launched a glass bottle at a teenager has been jailed.

On Thursday, fiscal depute Ruaraidh Ferguson told Alloa Sheriff Court that the 15-year-old victim had been misbehaving by throwing glass bottles at garages in the town's Hutton Park on May 7 last year.

The accused Michael Stewart approached the youngster to chastise him for smashing the glass as dogs would cut their paws on the broken shards.

However, 27-year-old Stewart ended up committing assault by pushing the teen and throwing one of the bottles at the boy, to which he suffered minor cuts to his face and left hand.

Defending, Jim Savage explained that there had been trouble with youths in the area for a while.

Stewart, of Alloa's McKinlay Crescent, was reportedly angry as he had been landed with a vet bill after his dog had injured itself on broken glass previously caused by the young mob.

Mr Savage claimed that there were eight or nine unruly youngsters there that night, who all appeared to be drinking and throwing the glass bottles.

Although Mr Savage initially stated that his client didn't mean to hit the teen with the bottle, Sheriff Christopher Shead reminded the defence lawyer that Stewart pleaded guilty to the assault, which was quickly accepted.

Sheriff Shead thereafter jailed Stewart for four months due to the accused's history of violent offences.