A MAN who kicked off in Dumbarton Library has been jailed for nearly two years.

James Marshall pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner at the centre on May 25 last year.

The 43-year-old appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on February 6 from custody having been remanded since the start of January.

Previously of Talbot Road, Haldane, and Ashton View, Dumbarton, Marshall had also admitted at past hearings to shouting, swearing, uttering threats of violence and threats to kill police officers at the Blue Triangle centre and within a police vehicle on January 10, 2023.

On August 24 last year, on a bus near and in Bankend Road, Dumbarton, he assaulted his ex-partner, seizing her by the head and pushing her head down, seizing her by the neck with his arms and hands and pushing her.

Between December 13, 2023, and January 10, 2024, he also broke court bail conditions not to contact her. He repeatedly contacted her by messages and attended at her home.

At the hearing last week, defence solicitor Scott Adair said of his client: "The last four weeks have assisted him with his health."

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said: "It's a sad fact of our job that we see people at their best when they're locked up.

"Matters have to be brought to an end but I think it might be good to have a safety net when you come out."

He jailed Marshall for a total of 19 months for three of the offences.

For the breach of bail conditions in December and January, sentence was deferred until November 5. That will allow the court to consider options for support on Marshall's release from jail.