A CLYDEBANK man who carried out an assault in a Drumry street has been placed under social workers’ supervision for the next 12 months.

George Stewart, 53, pushed his victim to the ground and repeatedly kicked him on the body in the attack in Onslow Road on January 27 last year.

Stewart, of Holly Street, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday for sentencing.

He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to a charge of assault.

Stewart was initially accused of repeatedly punching his victim, as well as kicking him, but his plea of guilty to the amended reduced charge was accepted by the Crown.

Gail Campbell, defending Stewart, said: “He has long-standing and deeply-held views about this individual.

“His own words to me were that he was ‘pushed to the edge and finally snapped’.”

Sheriff William Gallacher said: “This was an unacceptable thing to do.

“Whatever the background was, it doesn’t entitle you to do this.”

Stewart was handed a community payback order with 12 months of social work supervision.

He was also ordered to accept any medical treatment recommended for him by his supervising officer or those caring for him.