A CLYDEBANK teenager has admitted being involved in a stand-up fight in the town, but has denied brandishing a knife.

Andrew Devenney, 18, of Overtoun Road, pleaded guilty at Dumbarton Sheriff Court to threatening and aggressive behaviour.

Devenney committed the offence on October 11, last year, at his home, where he behaved in a threatening and abusive manner. The youth was shouting and swearing and engaged in a stand-up fight with an unknown person and acted in an aggressive manner. He was also on bail at the time, bail having been imposed on him at Ayr Sheriff Court on July 19, 2017.

His lawyer told the court that Devenney, who admitted previous convictions, would plead guilty to the charge with the words “branding a knife” deleted. This was accepted by the Crown.

The defence agent told Sheriff Simon Pender: “He is currently subject to a community payback order for 18 months and a tagging order, imposed at Ayr Sheriff Court.”

Sheriff Pender deferred sentence on Devenney until April 20, calling for a full social background report and a restriction of liberty order assessment, as well as a community payback progress report. He was ordained to appear.