A MAN already on two community payback orders (CPOs) has been given yet another chance to stay out of prison.

Murray Halcrow, 19, appeared from custody at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week to admit breaching one of the orders.

He was said to have not received letters from the social work department.

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His defence solicitor said he was aware of the likely outcome of being locked up, but asked for another chance.

The lawyer said: “He is a young man, an intelligent man, but quite clearly he has not given this the full attention he should have.”

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Halcrow, previously of Back Road, Clynder, but now of Inveraray, previously admitted repeatedly sending social media messages about an ongoing criminal case and making offensive remarks on June 7, 2017.

Sheriff William Gallacher imposed a new CPO with 100 hours of unpaid work; Halcrow must now do 200 hours in total.