Behave or go to prison, Sheriff warns pub thug
A Dumbarton man who carried out a vicious attack in a pub has been warned he is facing a year and a half in prison.
Darren McCallion from Dumbuie Avenue in Silverton appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week for sentencing and was told if he doesn’t comply with a social work order he will be locked up.
The 30-year-old previously admitted assaulting a man at the Stag’s Head pub in Dumbarton East, striking him on the head with a bottle, on May 9, 2015.
SheriffWilliam Gallacher said he was looking at an 18-month prison sentence and told McCallion’s lawyer:“I presume you don’t want me to go down that line.”
Placing him on a supervision order, the sheriff said:“An order is the final sanction and that will be made before somebody goes to prison for a period of time.
“I am persuaded to do it again.
“I will make you subject to a community payback order where you will be under supervision for 12 months and carry out 300 hours of work in the community.
“If you don’t comply, I will send you to prison for 18 months.”