YOB David Steen didn't get the year off to a good start when he acted in a threatening or abusing manner on New Year's Day in Dumbarton.

Steen, 29, formerly of Fisher Place, Helensburgh, caused a fracas on New Year's day, this year, in the common close of a house in Valeview Terrace, Dumbarton.

He pled guilty at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday to behaving in a threatening or abusing manner likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm.

He was shouting and swearing. He also claimed to three police officers his name was William Crawford in a bid to pervert the course of justice.

Steen, now of Ladyburn Street, Greenock, also pled guilty to threatening or abusive behaviour in Boyle Street, Clydebank, which happened on December 20, 2016.

He was repeatedly shouting and swearing and was on bail at the time from Paisley Sheriff Court, an order imposed on him November 25, 2015.

His lawyer told the court on Friday: "When he appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court his social background report was very positive, but he has since appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court, denies the charges and is due to go to trial on November 22. The outcome of that case will be significant with regards to sentence in this one."

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry deferred sentence until December 1. Bail was continued.