A VANDAL scrawled anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi symbols on an MSP’s office window, a court heard.

James Malcolm, 18, used red paint to write the symbols, including a Star of David being hung on gallows, at Rona Mackay’s Kirkintilloch office.

He then caused £14,000 of damage to 27 headstones at a cemetery, with a Nazi swastika symbol scribbled on broken glass found at one of them.

During his two-month crime spree, Malcolm yelled “Heil Hitler!” at a terrified 16-year-old in a park.

He vandalised Lenzie Moss nature reserve and Waverly and Luggie Park in Kirkintilloch, and used his blood to write offensive slogans on the wall of a police cell.

Malcolm pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to four charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, a charge of maliciously damaging headstones and writing offensive slogans on a cell between June 1 and August 9 this year.

The court heard a member of the public spotted graffiti on a glass notice board at Lenzie Moss on July 17.

He saw “Glory to marches and enemies to the point of no return” in blue paint, along with Nazi slogans and symbols as well as “James M” scratched onto a sign among the post.

On July 23, Malcolm graffitied in red paint on a bridge above the main path leading to Luggie Park.

Days later, a dogwalker saw “Adolf Hitler”, “All N*****s must hang” and “white power” among other phrases.

The cost of the damage was £500 for the removal of the graffiti.

When he was later arrested, Malcolm told police: “I know I shouldn’t have done it. I don’t know why.”

Sheriff Alan MacKenzie deferred sentence until a later date and Malcolm was remanded.