A CLYDEBANK man who is already serving a lengthy jail term could be set to have his sentence extended.

Kieran McInally, 23, whose address was given as a prisoner of Greenock Prison, carried out a series of racial attacks at Mr Tasty, in Fleming Avenue, Whitecrook.

He pleaded guilty to the offences at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week.

The court was told how McInally acted in a racially aggravated manner intended to cause alarm and distress to three shopkeepers. He was shouting and swearing and making racial remarks and threats towards them. The incident happened on November 10, 2017, while McInally was on bail from Dumbarton Sheriff Court, an order imposed on him on April 7, 2017.

He then assaulted one of the shopkeepers, by repeatedly striking him on the arm and leg with a shovel, which was also regarded as an offensive weapon.

Prosecutor Claire Nicholls said: “At 9.25pm the three shopkeepers were working when McInally appeared in the shop under the influence of drink.

“He became aggressive and shouted at them that they were ‘P*** robbing b*******’ and threatened to kill them. He then lifted a sellotape holder and threw it, striking one of the shopkeepers on the elbow.

“He then assaulted [the complainer] with a metal shovel. The entire incident was captured on CCTV and viewed by the police.

“His two victims each suffered soft tissue damage.”

Police traced McInally soon after, he was arrested and taken to Clydebank Police office.

Defence lawyer Gail Campbell told the court McInally is currently serving a 19-month jail sentence imposed on December 28, 2017, and his earliest date of release isn’t until October, this year.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry deferred sentence on McInally until April 18 to obtain a full social background report and a supervised release order report.

He was remanded in custody.