A KNIGHTSWOOD man who threatened to “blow up” staff at a Clydebank supermarket has been put under social work supervision for a year.

Mohammad Majad, 50, of Dyke Road, stole a quantity of electric toothbrushes worth £260 from the Asda store in Britannia Way on June 11.

Majad appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday for sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of theft by shoplifting.

He also admitted a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing and uttering threats of violence at the store on the same day.

Fiscal depute Gemma McKechnie told Friday’s hearing that there had been full recovery of the stolen items.

Ms McKechnie said Majad had shouted and sworn at staff after they tried to apprehend him, and that he said he would “blow them all up”.

He tried to leave the store but was escorted back inside until police arrived.

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Defence solicitor Brian McGuire said there were “positive aspects” to a social work report on Majad, and said there were also mental health matters in his background.

Sheriff John Hamilton placed Majad on a community payback order which will see him supervised by social workers until July 2020.