A PORT Seton bakery worker who appeared at a man’s home carrying a hammer has been placed on supervision.

Jason Bissett confronted the man while carrying the blunt work tool at a property at Tyne Park in Pencaitland last June.

Bissett, 32, also shouted, swore and acted in an aggressive manner during the incident, which took place at the man’s front door.

Bissett, who works as a warehouse supervisor, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Tuesday for sentencing after earlier admitting the offence.

Sheriff Dickson told Bissett, of Port Seton’s South Seton Park, that he would be placed under social work supervision for the next 12 months.

He was also ordered to carry out 90 hours of unpaid work and told he must comply with a conduct requirement to attend any alcohol treatment that was recommended.

Solicitor Cameron Tait said that his client was a former window cleaner and had admitted that during the confrontation with the man he “should not have taken [the hammer] out of his van”.

Mr Tait added that the incident had been “ a brief encounter” and “both [men] shook hands following the confrontation”.

Bissett pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by attending at the premises uninvited and in possession of a hammer, repeatedly shouting and swearing, and acting in an aggressive manner at Tyne Park, Pencaitland, on June 6 last year.