A DRUNKEN yob behind a New Year’s Day fracas in a Dumbarton common close has been given a chance to prove himself over the forthcoming festive season.

David Steen shouted and swore at the property in Valeview Terrace in Bellsmyre on January 1 – and gave a false name to police who were called to deal with the incident.

The 29-year-old appeared at the town’s sheriff court on Friday for sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

Steen, of Brachelston Street in Greenock, also admitted a similar offence at a property in Clydebank shortly before Christmas 2016.

But the sheriff agreed to continue both cases for Steen to show he could be of good behaviour – after reading a “very positive” report on Steen’s progress since the offences were committed.

Emma Thomson, prosecuting, told the court police had gone to the Valeview Terrace property on the afternoon of New Year’s Day this year and found Steen on the landing, apparently drunk.

He continued to shout and swear when police officers spoke to him.