A SHERIFF gave a Clydebank man a “gold star” for his first report after he had been ordered to stay out of trouble.

Barry McCashin, 37, of Stewart Street, was given a chance when he was sentenced at Dumbarton Sheriff Court in September.

McCashin had admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm.

The offence happened at his home on June 8, 2017, where he made threats of violence. He also made offensive remarks of a religious nature and behaved in an aggressive manner.

Defence lawyer Judith Reid said: “He appears here in court today on a review of his Community Payback Order (CPO), and a very recent order at that. His hours of unpaid work have not yet started, even although the order was imposed in September. There is a bit of a backlog.”

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry told McCashin: “It is a good start, but it is a marathon not a sprint.

“I look forward to seeing as good a report in February when you are next back here in front of me.”

A further CPO review was set for February 9, next year. He was ordained to appear.