A DUNBAR man who attended at a home and brandished a knife during a disturbance has been told he is “walking a tightrope” regarding custody.

George Williamson appeared at the home on the town’s Victoria Street and began shouting and swearing at the occupants.

Williamson threw food items, refused to leave the property and uttered threats of violence towards the occupants.

The 20-year-old also brandished a blade, made threatening gestures and made striking motions with the weapon during the incident on February 17.

Williamson was soon arrested and charged and, after an appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court the following day, where he pleaded guilty to two offences, he was remanded in custody.

He was back in the dock for sentencing last Monday, where he was placed on a community payback order as an alternative to a custodial sentence.

Williamson, of Floors Terrace, was given an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO), which sees him banned from entering any part of Victoria Street for the next six months.

He was also placed under the supervision of the local social work department for 18 months and will have to wear an electronic tag and stay within his home between 7pm and 7am for 11 weeks.

Sheriff Matthew Auchincloss said: “You are walking a bit of a tightrope in terms of custody.”

Williamson admitted to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and to possessing a knife at Victoria Street, Dunbar, on February 17.