A Clydebank man showed "unnatural strength" in throwing off two police officers trying to arrest him, a court has heard.

Matthew Daly was approached by cops on the town's Livingstone Street, Linnvale, as he was heading home from work nearby.

The 20-year-old, who lives on the same street, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on May 21 for sentencing.

The court was told officers saw Daly around 9pm on April 11, 2023 while on uniform mobile patrol.

They had reason to speak to him and then arrest him.

He immediately began to resist.

Fiscal depute Euan Nicholson said: "He displayed unnatural strength, throwing them from him as they tried to perform the arrest.

"He was eventually arrested and taken to Clydebank police office, and during the course of a search they recovered a 7-inch lockback knife within a backpack on his person."

He was cautioned and charged.

Daly pleaded guilty to resisting, obstructing or hindering two police officers and struggling violently with them. He further admitted to having a knife.

His defence solicitor Phil Lafferty said: "He had just completed a shift at a fast food outlet very close by and it was a short journey to his home address.

"He came to the attention of police and he responded poorly."

Mr Lafferty said the knife had been taken off another person some time previously and Daly forgot he had it.

"As serious as these offences are, the accused appears to have impressed the author of the [social work] report," said the solicitor.

Sheriff Simon Pender imposed a community payback order with a requirement to do 180 hours of unpaid work within a year.