by Craig Borland

A MAN who breached a special bail condition when he was found outside his bail address during curfew hours has been handed a two-month jail term.

Christopher Clements, who is already behind bars on an unrelated matter, was found outside the property in Clyde Court in Dalmuir at 7.30pm on September 29.

The curfew, ordering Clements to stay within the flat from 7pm to 7am each night, had been imposed at Glasgow Sheriff Court nine days previously.

Fiscal depute Scott Simpson told Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday: “It was 7.30pm in the evening when police went round. It wasn’t the middle of the night or anything. But he should have been there and he wasn’t.”

The 24-year-old’s solicitor told a court hearing that it was Clements’ second breach of the same bail order.

The lawyer said Clements had been told he could no longer stay at the Clyde Court address by the householder there. But in the face of legal advice that he needed to apply to the court to have the terms of the order changed, he instead went to stay with a friend – and was then arrested in Campbeltown for the second breach.

Clements’ solicitor said his client had been on remand in connection with the Dalmuir bail breach since November 24.

Sheriff John Hamilton imposed a two-month jail sentence to run alongside Clements’ current prison term – but the latest punishment isn’t expected to interfere with Clements’ earliest release date of January 5.