A MAN with a history of carrying weapons who was found in possession a pair of scissors in a Dumbarton street has been given more jail time.

Bryan Wood’s life was described as being “on a downward spiral” as he was hit with a fresh prison term for a separate offence of attacking a 14-year-old boy while armed with a bottle.

The 32-year-old, who has a long criminal record, was brought to Dumbarton Sheriff Court after being sentenced to eight months behind bars at the same court in July.

He previously admitted being in possession of a pair of scissors on the town’s Milton Brae on March 1, 2017 while on bail.

Wood, who was listed in court papers as an inmate at Greenock prison, had gone on to carry out a series of violent offences in Clydebank on June 19.

He grabbed a 14-year-old boy on the arm in the town’s Kilbowie Road and pushed him on the body before brandishing a bottle at the same boy and another teenager.

Wood admitted charges of assault, threatening or abusive behaviour, and possession of an offensive weapon, while on two bail orders.

His solicitor, Lauren Kerr, told the court: “He has little recollection of the offences as a result of the amount of alcohol he consumed that day.

“He is remorseful and ashamed of himself, particularly what he did to a 14-year-old boy. He had a difficult childhood himself.

“While in prison he has been taking medication and he has his mental health issues under control.”

After reading a social worker’s background report on Wood, Sheriff Maxwell Hendry jailed him for a further 16 months, to start at the end of his current sentence.

When he’s eventually released from prison Wood will be the subject of a supervised release order for a further eight months.

Sheriff Hendry told Wood: “You are on a downward spiral and in danger of spending most of your life in prison if you don’t take the help available. At the age of 32 your record is alarming.”