A sex offender who made comments to a woman on a rail platform will be monitored for the next decade.

Hugh Nolan, 41, was already on the sex offenders register when he approached the woman on April 29 this year.

Formerly of Overtoun Court, Clydebank, Nolan was brought from custody with the aid of two crutches into the dock.

Fiscal depute Euan Nicholson said around 11.30pm at Westerton rail station, Nolan approached the woman and started making comments such as, "Can I see your f*nny?"

He repeated the comments and this was overheard by the woman's partner, who challenged him.

Police attended a short time later.

When he first appeared from custody. Nolan pleaded guilty to intentionally and for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification or of humiliating, distressing or alarming a woman and to repeatedly uttering a sexual remark to her.

Defence solicitor Kenny McGowan said: "His conduct is truly dreadful. He pleaded guilty from custody.

"He has not sought to shy away from acceptance of his guilt. Alcohol had been consumed but in fairness, he has not sought to excuse this behaviour.

"[The woman] was a stranger to him."

Mr McGowan said his client had previously been in custody from Glasgow Sheriff Court but had been free for some time prior to the April crime.

In March 2019, he was put on the sex offenders register for seven years, he said.

"He can do the right thing," added the solicitor. "He is in some way vulnerable, not withstanding his record."

Sheriff Frances McCartney said there was no alternative but to jail Nolan for eight months, backdated to April 30.

She put him on the sex offenders register for 10 years from June 4.