A Clydebank man who uses booze "as a crutch" has been put under a curfew for four months - except when he walks the dog.

Sean McLafferty, 31, previously pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing, uttering offensive and disablist remarks and uttering threats of violence to police.

He also struck his head against a police cell van. The offence on October 14, 2022 in Edward Street and Clydebank police office was aggravated by prejudice relating to disability.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on February 6, McLafferty - previously of Braes Avenue and Westwood Quadrant and now of Boyle Street, Whitecrook - was said to have been "using alcohol as a crutch".

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry warned him that if he didn't do the community based punishment, he would "paint the court into a corner".

He imposed a community payback order with 12 months supervision by social workers. He must take any alcohol counselling or treatment as directed by them.

McLafferty must also do 150 hours of unpaid work in the community within a year.

And there will be an electronically monitored curfew from 7pm to 7am for the next four months. The sheriff allowed a half-hour break from 9pm to walk the dog.