A BALLOCH chef has been fined £300 after sending grossly offensive, indecent and threatening messages to a woman through social media.

Colin McLeod, 27, of McInnes Street, committed the offence on June 10, 2017, from a house in the town's Cook Street.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that he had "bitterly regretted" his actions.

Defence lawyer Brian McGuire said: "On one occasion his mother's home had been egged.

"He sent texts to this woman and realises he shouldn't have done it. He realises that now. He made a mistake and bitterly regrets it."

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said: "You did the wrong thing and I trust this won't be repeated in the future. Your record is not to your credit."