A man has been placed on a community payback order under supervision with a requirement that he attends treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
Christopher Tennant, 38, of Elders Court, was previously found guilty after trial of assaulting a man in a shop and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards a shop assistant.
Tennant was convicted of assaulting Mabeen Islam by punching him on the body and spitting on his body at Premier Convenience Store in Seagate on December 14 last year.
He was also found guilty of behaving in a manner likely to cause fear or alarm, acting in an aggressive manner, shouting and swearing and uttering threats to harm Gowri Reesu, uttering threats to damage the shop and refusing to leave and to desist at the same place on the same date.
Tennant also previously admitted that he stole a quantity of jeans from Debenhams in the Overgate Centre on February 27, that he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm and shouted, swore and uttered offensive remarks at Murraygate on April 15, and that he stole a quantity of clothing from Debenhams on January 21, all while on bail.
Sheriff Alastair Brown told Tennant it was up to him to prove he could address his problems and ordered a review of the order on September 24.
Placing him under supervision for two years, he told him: “Your problem is both alcohol and drugs and that combination is difficult. You need to make the effort.
“If you don’t make that effort you will go to prison.
“I’m looking for a report that tells me you are trying.”
The alcohol and drug treatment requirement also runs for two years.