A TEENAGER who threatened to headbutt a Wemyss Bay Holiday Park steward after being caught underage drinking in the resort's pub is set to go unpunished.

Craig Mills, now 18, is currently serving a sentence of detention for a separate offence and has been told he will be admonished if he stays out of further trouble following his release in October.

Greenock Sheriff Court heard how he'd been spotted drinking with pals in the park's Benview bar at around 11pm and was abusive after being told he would not be served.

Prosecutor David Glancy said: "He was asked for his ID and didn't have any.

"At some point after that started to clearly drink alcohol again and this was taken from him, which was the trigger for him to act in the manner he did.

"The accused said to a steward, 'I'll stick the nut on you'."

Mills fled after police were called but was quickly found hiding outside following the incident last September.

He pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing and making a threat of violence.

Defence lawyer Aidan Gallagher said: "He was 17 at the time and clearly should not have been drinking.

"For want of a better phrase, if he'd taken a telling he would not be here in court today."

Mr Gallagher added that his client has been offered an apprenticeship with a gas engineering firm.

Sheriff Linda Smith deferred sentence for Mills to be of good behaviour and told him that he would be admonished if he stays out of further trouble.

The sheriff said: "He's going to have to grow up and if he doesn't we'll keep dealing with matters until he does.

"I'm deferring sentence for him to knuckle down."

The matter is due to recall next May.