A TEENAGER who was spared jail after he carried out unprovoked attacks on two complete strangers at a Dumbarton railway station has had his community-based punishment revoked - after he was locked up for another crime.

Eighteen-year-old Scott Casey carried out the attacks along with two others at Dumbarton East station two-and-a-half years ago.

Casey was aged just 15 when he and two other teens violently assaulted John Thompson and Brian Barnes at the station on December 3, 2016.

But Casey can now be identified for the first time after appearing in court on Friday, almost exactly six months on from his 18th birthday.

Casey and his two fellow attackers - who were both 16 at the time of the incidents - barged into Mr Thompson at the station, knocking him to the ground, and repeatedly struck him while he was lying prone.

The trio also punched Mr Barnes in the head.

They were all originally accused of assaults on two other victims at the station on the same date, but their pleas of not guilty to those charges were accepted by the Crown.

All three were spared prison, and placed on community payback orders with 18 months of social work supervision and unpaid work punishments, in October 2017.

But Casey has since received a prison sentence for an unrelated offence - and for that reason, he was brought into the dock in handcuffs at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday.

His lawyer, Judith Reid, said Casey, of Craigielea Road in Duntocher, was seeking a review of the order because he was “anxious” to continue it on his scheduled release from prison.

Ms Reid told Sheriff Maxwell Hendry: “I’m asking your Lordship to give consideration to continuing the order or to revoke it and impose a new one that would come into place on the date of his release from prison.”

Sheriff Hendry took the latter course of action, revoking the previous order and imposing a new one which will kick in when Casey is released from jail in early September.

Sheriff Hendry told Casey: “You are still a very young man. The question of what lies ahead of you will be answered, to a large extent, by the choices that you make.

“If you want to carry on down the road you have been on recently, the result, I predict, will be a very quick return to prison.

“If you do want to change, I’m giving you the opportunity to have the support and advice available that will help.”

The order will be reviewed on September 12, when punishment options will also be considered.