A DRUNK Port dad turned angry and headbutted his son after he'd refused to turn a TV to a music channel at 6.30am.

Andrew Sims went into the 21-year-old man's bedroom following an engagement party held the night before.

Greenock Sheriff Court heard how Sims, 55, also assaulted his wife during the disturbance in March.

Prosecutor Lindy Scaife said: "The accused walked into his son's bedroom and asked him to change the TV channel to listen to music.

"This request was denied and the accused became aggressive.

"His wife tried to persuade him to go to bed and he pushed her on the chest and caused her to stumble backwards.

"His son said, 'Don't touch my mum' and he attempted to restrain the accused by grabbing his wrists and pinning him to a wall.

"At this point the accused headbutted his son to his right eyebrow and this caused a slight cut."

The court heard how police were called and officers arrived to arrest Sims after a 'further altercation ensued'.

Defence lawyer Gerry Keenan said: "Drink was taken, and far too much of it in Mr Sims's case.

"He has no recollection of events but he accepts the recollections of his partner and son.

"He has remorse and shame.

"He does have a conviction of concern from some 32 years ago."

Sheriff Derek Hamilton told Sims: "You have got a record for violence and you have been in prison because of violence in the past.

"Because you have not been in trouble for a significant period of time I will impose a community payback order as a direct alternative to custody."

Sims, of Methil Road, must complete 100 hours of unpaid work within six months.