A man who hit a police officer with a firework during a protest against an Irish republican march in Glasgow city centre has been jailed.
David McCaig was among a group of demonstrators as the march took place along the Broomielaw last September.
The 42-year-old officer was left with 60% hearing loss and burns as a result of the incident.
Police Scotland said at the time that about 1,000 people took part in the processions and counter-protests, with hundreds of officers deployed.
The injured officer required immediate medical attention after being hit by the pyrotechnic as police held back protesters at King George V Bridge while the Republican Prisoners Welfare Association parade passed down Clyde Street.
McCaig pleaded guilty to culpable and reckless conduct at Glasgow Sheriff Court last month and returned for sentencing on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old was given a 16-month jail term.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Sharp said: “This was a shocking incident which has had a devastating impact on the officer, who was simply doing his job and making sure members of the public at the march were safe.
“He has been left permanently impaired and unable to continue working in the role he was previously doing, and all as a result of the reckless actions of this man.
“David McCaig clearly showed complete disregard for the safety of others when he threw that firework.
“His actions were absolutely disgraceful and today he is facing the consequences.”
He added: “I hope the outcome sends a clear message that violence towards police officers will not be tolerated.
“They have just as much right as anyone else to go to their work and return home safely.
“Police Scotland will rigorously investigate all reports of violence against its officers and ensure perpetrators are held to account.”