A DALMUIR man who behaved in a threatening or abusive manner within a court has been jailed for four months.

Brian Robertson, 26, of Darwin Place, committed the offence on October 18 last year at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

The court heard how he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner, which was likely to cause fear and alarm, by shouting, swearing, repeatedly making offensive gestures and gesticulating in a threatening manner.

Robertson was also subject to an anti-social behaviour order at the time of the offence – the order having been imposed at the same court on August 27, 2008.

Defence lawyer Kenny Clark told the court last Thursday that Robertson is currently serving a sentence of two years and two months imposed on him by Sheriff Pender and his earliest date of release is January 7, 2019.

“He came out of Gartnavel Hospital and the following day carried out a robbery,” said Mr Clark.

“That’s what he got the sentence from Sheriff Pender for.”

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry sentenced Robertson to four months, discounted from six months because of his early plea, but the sentence was ordered to run concurrently with his present jail term.