A MAN who repeatedly made threats to neighbours and refused to adhere to a court banning order has been admonished by a sheriff.

Craig Edwards, 44, of Heather Avenue, Alexandria, committed two offences on August 30, 2017.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard on Friday how Edwards, at a house in Ben Bouie Drive, Helensburgh, was shouting, swearing, screaming and making offensive remarks towards neighbours, putting a couple in a state of fear and alarm. He committed the same offence again on the same day.

After his arrest, Edwards was given a bail order on August 31, 2017, banning him from contacting or approaching the neighbours. The court heard that he went to Ben Bouie Drive on September 13, 2017, and repeatedly shouted comments towards them.

Also on September 13 he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner and was shouting and swearing at his neighbours, breaching bail.

But the court heard he has been meeting court requirements in the past year.

Defence lawyer Gail Campbell said: "It is a very full report. Things seem to be getting much better."

Sheriff John Hamilton told Edwards: "This is a much more positive report. The penny seems to have dropped. You are admonished."