A CLYDEBANK teen who tried to hide a knife under a police car has been told by a sheriff “you need to start growing up.”

Andrew Devenney, 18, of Overtoun Road, admitted having the blade in public.

The offence happened on the street where he lives, Overtoun Road, on August 9 this year.

At the time of the offence he was on bail – from Dumbarton and Glasgow sheriff courts – which had been granted on December 6, 2017, and July 26, 2018, respectively.

In a separate incident, Devenney was arrested after behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on October 17, 2017, while at the same address.

He was shouting and swearing, acted in an aggressive manner and engaged in a stand-up fight.

The offence breached another bail order, imposed on him at Ayr Sheriff Court on July 19, 2017.

Prosecutor Emma Thomson had previously told Dumbarton Sheriff Court: “At 11.05am police were instructed to attend Overtoun Road after members of the public had seen a person with a knife in public. When police arrived they were met by Devenney, who appeared to be agitated and was put in a police car.

“He was seen opening the door of the car and putting a knife underneath the vehicle. It was retrieved. He told officers that his uncle gave him the knife. He added that it was a potato knife.

“In the second offence, neighbours were woken up at 5.20am with Devenney shouting and swearing. He was intoxicated. A verbal argument was taking place and Devenney was acting in an aggressive and threatening manner. One of those disturbed was a 67-year-old woman. He was arrested and released on an undertaking to appear at court.”

Defence lawyer Judith Reid said: “It’s not the best report. He is very young. He is doing the order and is keeping a job, having to get up at 5am each day for work.”

Devenney’s payback order includes 12 months’ supervision and 280 hours of unpaid work.

On Friday, Sheriff John Hamilton told Devenney: “Engagement in this order is important. You need to start growing up.”