A DUNTOCHER thug who brutally assaulted a man on the street claims he won't reoffend, a court has heard.

Robert Doherty, of Duntocher Road, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man at the town's Auchentoshan Avenue on April 15, 2020.

In the court papers, the 57-year-old admitted to repeatedly punching him on the head, pursuing him, and forcing him on the ground to repeatedly kick him on the head and body all to his injury.

At the hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on June 7, his defence solicitor said: "His position has not changed and it is reflected in the [social work] report.

"He was having previous difficulties which included medical matters. He doesn't have any social life. He doesn't drink or take drugs.

"He appears to be alone as he keeps himself to himself. I would say the likes of this would never happen again.

"He understands the seriousness of his behaviour which he has reflected and would not take up the court's time again."

Sheriff John Hamilton placed Doherty on a restriction of liberty order meaning he must remain in his home from 7pm-7am, for three months.