A man who got into a late-night fight outside a nightclub has been ordered to do unpaid work in the community.

Kieran Hepburn, 27, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court having previously pleaded guilty to engaging in a stand-up fight and committing a breach of the peace.

The offence, now two years ago, originally had two others charged. One was later admonished and the third accused had their not-guilty plea accepted.

At a hearing on September 5, fiscal depute Mandy Robertson said that just after 3am on September 12, 2021, CCTV caught a disturbance near Desire nightclub on Balloch Road, Balloch.

She said it became clear that there were two male aggressors. Hepburn then runs into the area and approaches a man sitting on the ground.

He punches the man before being pushed away by a bouncer.

Hepburn and the other man then punch an unidentified man, who is seen raising his arms in a defensive manner.

He runs to women fighting and kicks one in the head. Hepburn then runs off pursued by another woman, who he punches in the face.

She is then knocked down by an unknown person, the court was told.

Police arrived and Hepburn was arrested and made no reply to caution or charge.

Hepburn's defence solicitor said the incident had already started when his client arrived on the scene.

The lawyer said Hepburn, of Braehead, Alexandria, tried to protect a woman at the time and the brawl carried on for some time.

"It's clear some people were goading other people," said the solicitor. "He should have just walked away."

He added that his client had been on a curfew for more than a year.

"I'm hoping you will take that into account," said the lawyer.

The court was told Hepburn was currently on a community payback order (CPO) from Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Clair McLachlan was critical of the social work report on Hepburn's background having "literally no information" to help her make a decision.

But she said: "This happened nearly two years ago. I will just draw a line under this today."

A new CPO was imposed and Hepburn must do 100 hours of unpaid work in the community within six months.