A CLYDEBANK man has been jailed after making threats of violence to police who were investigating a disturbance near his home.

Stephen McKenzie, 33, shouted, swore, acted aggressively and made threats of violence at a common close in Montrose Street on October 26.

Prosecutor Kara Watt told Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday: “Just after midnight police were called to a house in Montrose Street in relation to a disturbance. When police arrived they found McKenzie in a common close. He was shouting and swearing and waving his arms about in the air. He was intoxicated.

“On seeing police he immediately became agitated and aggressive and shouted ‘get to f***, get out of my close.’

“Police made efforts to calm him down but his behaviour continued despite being warned on several occasions. He continued to shout at police including ‘f*** off, you couple of throbbers’.”

Defence lawyer Brian McGuire said: “Drink had been taken and he has no recollection of events.

“He is also on a deferred sentence on other matters until next March. All options are open.”

Sheriff Simon Pender said: “This was wholly unacceptable behaviour. You have an extremely bad record.”

McKenzie was sent to prison for six months.