A MAN who made racist comments in Dumbarton has been put under social worker supervision for 18 months.

Joseph Mullen, of White Avenue, previously admitted repeatedly shouting and swearing, repeatedly striking the floor of his flat to the annoyance of those below, issuing threats, making comments of a racist nature, making offensive comments and placing two women and others in a state of fear and alarm or distress.

The crime was racially aggravated and aggravated by prejudice to disability.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on August 27, Sheriff William Gallacher put the 48-year-old on a community payback order with supervision for 18 months.

There is a conduct requirement that he take mental health substance abuse care and treatment as recommended by social workers.