A VALE woman has been given one last chance to stay out of jail after a sheriff warned “the future looks bleak” if she does not improve her behaviour.

Kelsey Willis appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday, September 3 for a review of a community payback order (CPO) issued last February.

The 31-year-old had admitted possessing two incendiary devices “for an unlawful object, namely to cause explosions and fires” at her then home in King Edward Street, Alexandria in October 2019.

She was spared prison by Sheriff Maxwell Hendry and instead ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work by February this year.

Defence solicitor Stephen McGuire told the court: “It is not what I was hoping to see from a progress report.”

Sheriff Hendry said: “If I see another report like this then I am afraid the future looks bleak.

"You are very close now to losing the communitybased disposal and going to prison.”

The sheriff warned the maximum jail sentence, should the CPO be breached, is nine and a half years.

He told Willis: “I am giving you a last chance, but if things do not improve then I am afraid the point will be reached where there is no point carrying on”

A further review was set for October 4.