A CLYDEBANK man was caught on CCTV with a snooker cue outside his neighbour’s window, a court has heard.

Robert Kirkwood, of Lappin Street, had the offensive weapon on October 22, 2019, and later pleaded guilty to the charge.

In December, Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard the 28-year-old was seen on CCTV walking along the pavement with the cue in his hand to his neighbour’s home, pointing at the window, then pacing and gesturing.

When police arrived, he told them he had a disagreement with his neighbour and should not have taken the cue outside.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry pointed out the social work report describes Kirkwood’s version that he says he was suspicious of another person’s activity and the other person was attempting to commit a crime.

Defence solicitor Kenny McGowan said: “He took matters into his own hands and was entirely wrong.

“It is quite a number of years that he stayed out of trouble.”

The sheriff told Kirkwood his actions were a “serious error in judgement” and he “chose the wrong way for dealing with this situation”.

He was ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work in the community within three months.