A Clydebank man threatened to cut off the head of a fellow chemist customer - then said police could find him at his shop next door.

It took two years for Honar Mohamad to finally appear in court for sentencing after pleading guilty to shouting, swearing and uttering threats of violence.

It was about 4.30pm on August 19, 2021, at the Lloyd's Pharmacy in Dumbarton Road, Dalmuir, when the 32-year-old became annoyed.

He started shouting and banging on the counter, demanding his prescription.

Another patient attempted to intervene and asked Mohamad to calm down.

He shouted comments including "f***ing junky bastard" and "I'll cut your head off".

Staff pressed the panic button and Mohamad was told police were alerted.

He replied: "You tell them I will be next door - that's my work, you bunch of racist b******s."

Police didn't arrest him at that point but he handed himself in to police later.

Mohamad, previously of Ellinger Court and now of Onslow Road, both Clydebank, pleaded guilty in October 2022 but it took until October 10, 2023 for sentencing. He was on bail at the time of the offence.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week, his defence solicitor said his client has an issue of "at times losing his temper".

The lawyer added: "He works in retail and is subject to considerable abuse, so he understands what it's like.

"He apologises for his behaviour."

Sheriff Clair McLachlan imposed a community payback order as a direct alternative to custody.

He will be supervised by social workers for 12 months and must do 120 hours of unpaid work within a year.