A CLYDEBANK teenager who kicked off at a local homeless project before smashing windows at his bail address in the town has been ordered to carry out unpaid community work as a punishment.

The 16-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, repeatedly threatened violence, shouted, swore, demanded cigarettes and threw a suitcase down a set of stairs at the Blue Triangle facility in Alexander Street.

The teen appeared for sentencing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday after pleading guilty to four separate charges.

In addition to the threatening or abusive behaviour charge at the Blue Triangle, he also admitted flouting a bail condition by being outwith his bail address in Brown Avenue, Whitecrook, during the hours of a curfew, and smashing windows at that same Brown Avenue property.

All the offences were committed on October 22.

The teenager admitted a further charge of being outside a different bail address during the hours of a 7pm-7am curfew – this time at Garscadden View in Drumry, where police found him in the common close at 6.20am on November 24.

He had been made the subject of a bail order at Glasgow Sheriff Court on April 16.

Sheriff John Hamilton told the teen to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within six months as a punishment for the October offences, and placed him under the supervision of social workers until January 2020.

On the Garscadden View curfew breach, the teenager was admonished, though Sheriff Hamilton added: “One can only speculate why a 16-year-old was up and about at twenty past six in the morning.”

The Blue Triangle project provides accommodation and 24-hour support for up to 13 people at a time aged 16 and over who are experiencing homelessness.