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In this representational image, a mix of cocaine and heroin waits for a user near a railway underpass in the Kensington section of Philadelphia which has become a hub for drug use in the city, July 31, 2017. Getty Images

A disturbing video showed a man under the influence of cocaine, deranged and hysterical, threatening police officers, even their dog and smashing the window of his home in Walton, Liverpool, in the U.K., reports said Thursday.

The bare-chested man in the video, identified as Adam Cuddy was seen kicking, punching and smashing the ground floor window of his home into pieces while threatening the officers in front of his house, who try to persuade him to stop and talk to them peacefully. Cuddy was also seen carrying a knife and threatened to behead a police dog.

The officers were forced to shift away from the road in front of his home as he hurled broken glass pieces onto the street.

Cuddy’s girlfriend Sara Rice who also lived with him and her four children at the residence was said to have called the police on July 1 to inform them about the disturbance.

Following the incident, Cuddy was asked to exit the property. Rice's children were not present during the incident.

Police told the Liverpool Crown Court that Cuddy was "agitated and aggressive."

Prosecutor Robert Jones said "The defendant presented as being extremely aggressive. He was abusive to the police and he made various threats not only to police officers, but to decapitate a police dog. He smashed the glass in the downstairs window. He threw large pieces of glass and damaged parked vehicles."

"He threatened to cut his own throat. He threatened to blow up the property after turning the gas on," Jones added, the Liverpool Echo reported.

When Cuddy was arrested he admitted affray and three counts of criminal damage and said he couldn't remember what happened, and that he had been drinking and had been taking cocaine at a party before the incident took place.

David Watson, who is the defending lawyer, said the disturbance started with a “drink and drug-fuelled disagreement” with his girlfriend, who then left the house and called the police. He said his client was ashamed of the incident and claimed that Cuddy's drink might have been spiked.

Watson added that Cuddy's threats to the police were "probably empty" but he also said that "He was clearly in a deranged and hysterical state."

Watson said there had been a "marked change" in his client's behavior since January, which was probably due to a tragic family bereavement. Cuddy has since been diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and subsequently needed counseling.

Cuddy has had 13 previous convictions for 14 offenses, which included theft, robbery and aggravated vehicle taking when he was just 16 years old.

The judge, Recorder Michael Smith, said he was disturbed by police body cam clips of the incident.

He said:"I don’t think anybody who has seen it in court today will be surprised by me describing it as very disturbing footage."

Smith praised the way the police managed the situation, with "great skill, great care and great patience."

The judge said Cuddy needed psychological therapy and ordered him to attend a Resolve and a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement for 40 days. He also handed him six months in prison and 100 hours of unpaid work, the Mirror reported.