A YOB who previously failed to appear at court after suffering a panic attack has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

As reported in the Advertiser in December, Sam Thomson was due to be sentenced for shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner in St Mungo's Wynd, Alloa, on October 8 last year.

The 22-year-old had admitted uttering offensive remarks and threats of violence towards people there, throwing stones or similar at a property, and repeatedly kicking and striking a door.

Thomson, of Alloa's Caledonian Road, also pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing at another male during the same incident. The accused demanded that his victim give him a vehicle, repeatedly uttered threats of violence towards the man, and refused to let him exit said motor.

At the time, defence agent Claire McCarron told Alloa Sheriff Court that Thomson was not in attendance due to taking a panic attack and was on his way to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Sheriff Wyllie Robertson deferred sentence until February 2 for the accused's personal appearance and for the completion of a Venture Trust assessment.

Returning on Thursday for punishment, Ms McCarron claimed that Thomson has had a "wake up call" and realises that when he consumes alcohol it becomes a problem.

The accused, who gave a positive Criminal Justice Social Work report, was said to be in a stable relationship.

Sheriff David Mackie sentenced Thomson to a Community Payback Order with supervision for 12 months and 210 hours of unpaid work to be completed within six months.