A GIRVAN man who shouted and swore at Scott's Cabs taxi drivers has been branded 'stupid' at court.

Colin Corbett of Vicarton Street, admitted behaving in a threatening manner, likely to cause fear or alarm, in April last year at Dalrymple Street.

He did so having been released on bail at Ayr Sheriff Court in January last year.

The 41-year-old appeared before Sheriff Desmond Leslie at Ayr Sheriff Court last week. The court heard how the witnesses, who were working that night, were approached by the accused at 1.40am.

Depute Fiscal Lorri Pidgeon explained: "Mr Corbett began shouting Scott's Cabs watch your backs, I am going to get you. Both drivers saw the accused swearing but he walked past them.

"When the accused continued mouthing off he shouted 'I am going to f****ing get you Scott's Cabs. Both witnesses took the threats to be about another incident in relation to the accused and informed another member of staff.

"One of the drivers asked him to go away and contacted the police. Police made numerous attempts to track the accused but were unable to do so."

Speaking on his behalf, defence solicitor Tony Currie, said: "Mr Corbett is 41 years of age. When he saw the two men on the other side of the road he distanced himself. 

"The complainers made the police aware of this issue. This probably would not have been an incident that needed to be dealt with by the court had it not been for the content."

Addressing the dock, Sheriff Leslie said: "In the future, Mr Corbett, don't be so stupid and keep yourself to yourself."

Corbett has been fined £150 and will pay £10 per fortnight.