Be­have or go to prison, Sher­iff warns pub thug

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Court re­porter

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.”

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