A WOMAN who took off all her clothes in a Kilcreggan street and shouted and swore at police officers is set to be kept on a tight leash by the courts.

Angela Jackson had an ASBO taken out against her by a local housing association last month after a series of complaints were made about her behaviour.

The 56-year-old appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday for a review of a community payback order (CPO) imposed for her behaviour in the village's Fairfield Gardens.

She had pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, taking off her clothes in an incident on March 29 and refusing to put them back on when asked to do so by police.

Argyll Community Housing Association secured an anti-social behaviour order against Jackson on June 20 which not only bars her from behaving in a similar manner in future but prevents her returning to the street where the incidents happened.

The association applied to the courts for the order after building up a case file with the help of other people living in the area.

Jackson, who was listed in court papers as now being resident in West Princes Street in Helensburgh, was on bail when she committed the offence, having been granted bail at Dumbarton Justice of the Peace Court on January 30 and February 21 and at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on March 13 and 24.

Friday's hearing had been set to allow social workers time to compile a report on Jackson's progress with her CPO – and Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said that report suggested there was “a chink of light” in Jackson's prospects.

Jackson's solicitor, Tom Brown, said his client had been working with a women's mentoring service, Shine, and that a report from them “suggests there is even more light”.

Sheriff Hendry told Jackson: “The court has been trying – and I have been trying – for a very considerable period of time to do everything, by one method or another, to get you to a point where you can have the ability to try and control your behaviour.

“That ability is directly related to your choice as to whether you consume alcohol or not.

“You have a choice. You can choose what you do with regard to alcohol. The huge probability, if you do not make that choice, is that you will drink too much and you will come to the attention of the police.

“I'm going to keep watching you. What I do will depend on your attitude, your approach, your commitment and your willingness to take the help you need from outside agencies.”

A further review of Jackson's CPO was set for August 11.