A CLYDEBANK teenager has been told by a sheriff to grow up or risk being jailed.

Andrew Devenney, 18, of Overtoun Road, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday, January 25 for a review of a community payback order (CPO) imposed after he shouted, swore and engaged in a stand-up fight at his home address on October 11, 2017.

He committed the offence whilst on bail, having been granted from Ayr Sheriff Court on July 19, 2017.

Devenney's lawyer, Judith Reid, said the latest review report on her client's progress with the CPO could be summed up in three words: "could do better."

She added: "I accept, and he accepts, that this is far from ideal in a number of respects, but he presents as a young and very immature man."

Sheriff John Hamilton told the 18-year-old: “It’s taken a long time for you to grow up.

"You will get another chance, but you must understand these chances run out at some time.

"It's time to stop being a boy; if you want to behave in a criminal way, you will go to jail.

“Every time I see you I’m struck by immaturity yet again. It's childish.

"You are at very grave risk of going to jail. I can’t make it any clearer than that, so grow up and do what you’re told, otherwise it's jail."

Sentence was deferred until March 22 for a review.