A MAN caught concealing three blades inside his boxer shorts in a Clydebank street has been told he’ll be jailed next month.

Andrew Devenney will find out the length of his prison sentence next month after he pleaded guilty to a series of offences committed in Park Road in Dalmuir.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard on Friday that police who were on uniform mobile patrol in the area saw Devenney unsteady on his feet at around 8.30pm on January 15.

The cops turned their vehicle around to check on Devenney’s welfare, and they could tell he was intoxicated.

His speech was slurred and eyes glazed, while officers also detected the smell of cannabis from him.

Devenney kept his hands in his pockets, so police detained him for a search, asking him if he had anything sharp.

He said he didn’t, but he kept his hands where they were. Police took hold of his forearms to pull his hands out of his pockets, and found two knives in his boxer shorts and a Stanley knife blade.

The court was told that when Devenney was arrested, he first said his name was Ross Hall, but didn’t give an address or date of birth. Then he said he was Cameron Burns from Drumchapel.

Devenney was later released, and police then determined his true identity and that he was living at a property in Heather Avenue, Alexandria at the time.

Friday’s hearing was also told that the day after his release, Devenney was stopped by police in Union Street in Glasgow city centre after he was seen fidgeting with his groin area.

Officers told Devenney he was going to be searched and they handcuffed him for their own safety. They found a pair of nail scissors in the right groin area.

The spring had been removed and it appeared to have been adapted as a weapon.

Devenney claimed he had just bought them, but they were clearly not new.

Devenney, listed in court papers as an inmate at Polmont young offenders’ institution, pleaded guilty on April 14 to four separate charges of possession of weapons and one to giving false details.

He also admitted breaching a bail order granted at Dumbarton Sheriff Court just nine days before the Dalmuir incident.

At the time of the incident he was on an undertaking to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court later that month.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry told Devenney that custody was the “only option” and that he was troubled by the number of knives.

Defence solicitor Phil Lafferty said: “He understands exactly what the court will be doing.”

Sentence was deferred for reports to consider whether there is a need for supervised release order or an extended sentence for when Devenney finishes his jail term.

He will be sentenced on Tuesday, May 11.