A CLYDEBANK teenager, described as “daft” by his own family, has been told to keep his nose clean for the next four months after he kicked off when he went back to the scene of a party he’d been at the night before to hunt for a friend’s watch.

The 16-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, shouted, swore and repeatedly kicked a door at a flat at Burnside Court, Dalmuir, on November 10.

Fiscal depute Kara Watt said the occupants of the flat at first said they couldn’t find the watch, at which point the teen began repeatedly kicking at the front door.

The watch was then found by those inside the flat.

Solicitor advocate Euan Cameron, defending, told the court the incident was “deeply unsavoury”, and added: “He was only just 16 at the time, and it may be that a more mature head would have dealt with this situation in a different way.

“His family have reacted with shock and horror to him spending a night in custody, and he is not in any hurry to repeat this kind of behaviour.

“His stepfather’s words were ‘he’s a decent young boy, he’s just been daft’.”

Deferring sentence until May for the teen to be of good behaviour, Sheriff John Hamilton told him: “That will let me get a picture of whether this is the one-off it is said to be.

“Regardless of the circumstances, it is not appropriate to behave in the way you did.”