A STORMY teacup-throwing row between a Greenock father and son over MILK resulted in them both being arrested and locked up.

Hugh O'Hagan, 55, and Marc O'Hagan, 27, landed in the sheriff court after their midnight bust-up sparked two 999 calls to police.

O'Hagan senior was 'displeased' when he went to make a cup of tea and found that his son had used up the last of the milk, the court was told.

Four police officers arrived at their home at Westburn Buildings, Dalrymple Street, to find the place in a state of 'disarray' — with a broken mug lying beneath a tea-splattered wall.

Prosecutor Pamela Brady said: "The indication was that there had been an argument but neither wanted to make a formal complaint against the other.

"During a 999 call both accused could be heard shouting and swearing, and a neighbour had made a complaint to police regarding the disturbance."

Lawyer Aidan Gallagher, representing O'Hagan snr, said: "There was a limited amount of milk in the house, the last of which was used by Marc O'Hagan, much to his father's displeasure.

"This led to an argument.

"Marc O'Hagan made a 999 call, as did a neighbour, so there was an expectation that the police would arrive.

"It is accepted that they argued and shouted and swore over a very minor matter, during which a cup was thrown and smashed."

The court heard that the argument in the early hours of November 18 hadn't soured the relationship.

Mr Gallagher said: "The two have subsequently spoken and there are no difficulties between them.

"They both recognise the stupidity of their actions."

Mr Gallagher added: "In effect what we have here is a father and son arguing over milk and, for want of a better phrase, it seems to have spilled over.

"It is with regret that the two of them lost control momentarily and argued."

Hugh O'Hagan's lawyer, Gerry Keenan, said: "The incident was fairly short-lived and parties have reconciled."

Sheriff Joseph Hughes told a visibly shocked Marc O'Hagan — who was on five bail orders at the time of the bust-up — that he was to be remanded in custody ahead of sentencing next month.

The sheriff told him: "I take the view that you cannot be trusted at this stage to be placed on bail."

O'Hagan was heard to mutter: "Over milk!"

His father was allowed bail.

Sentence on both men has been deferred until December 14 for a background report to be compiled.