A THUG who hurled a kerb stone through the kitchen window of a Helensburgh house is making good progress with his community-based punishment, a court has heard.

Alexander McBride, 21, of Lineside Walk in Rhu, was spared prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to the terrifying attack on the property in Williamson Drive, Kirkmichael.

McBride had admitted behaving in a culpable or reckless manner by throwing the kerb stone through the window of the property on September 3 last year, sending shards of glass and crockery flying around the kitchen.

The house's occupant was in the kitchen at the time of the attack.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday, Sheriff Maxwell Hendry allowed McBride to continue on the community payback order, and unpaid community work, which he was handed in November as an alternative to a prison sentence.

Sheriff Hendry told McBride: "The report is good. I will see you again in two months' time."

The court ordered McBride to return for a further CPO review on November 14. Bail was continued.

McBride was jailed for six months in June for an unrelated offence in which he bit a police constable on the arm while the officer was trying to arrest him in James Street in Helensburgh on January 7.

He also has past convictions for threatening members of his family with a hammer and for attacking police and staff members at Helensburgh's Co-op supermarket.