A MAN who had a knife in public earlier this year has been ordered to do more unpaid hours of work in the community.

Andrew McDermid, 24, previously admitted having the blade in Ashton View, Dumbarton, on May 2 this year.

But he was back in court last week after being found to have broken terms placed upon him at his previous appearance in the dock.

On July 12, he was not at the Safe as Houses project in Jean Armour Drive, Clydebank, between 7pm and 7am as ordered by the court.

McDermid returned to Dumbarton Sheriff Court for a review of his community payback order (CPO) last week, which heard there was a “positive” report from social workers.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry was critical that only 34 hours had been done so far out of the original CPO, but allowed another three months to complete it.

He also ordered McDermid to be subject to a second CPO with a requirement for 65 hours extra hours of unpaid work.

Sheriff Hendry told McDermid: “You have an opportunity to draw a line under your court appearances.

“If you re-offend in the future, it’s highly likely you will not be given a community-based disposal again.”