A FORMER North Berwick man who admitted turning up at a home in the town carrying a weapon has been placed on a community payback order.

Stuart Dornan, 36, arrived at the property with co-accused Keith Groom and began shouting and swearing at the occupants.

The pair demanded access to the home and aggressively demanded money from the homeowners during the incident in October last year.

Dornan, formerly of Lochbridge Road, and 31-year-old Groom, who now lives in Aberdeen, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court earlier this year to admit the offence.

Groom was previously ordered to pay a fine of £395 and last week Dornan, who has since moved to Belfast, was sentenced to carry out 135 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Sheriff Peter McCormack said that the unpaid work order would be transferred to Belfast Magistrates Court.

Dornan and Groom pleaded guilty to acting in an aggressive manner, repeatedly shouting, swearing, attending at the property uninvited, refusing to desist and brandishing a baseball bat and a hammer at Forth Court on October 15 last year.