A MAN who stole clothes, toys and a razor from a store in the Clyde Retail Park in Clydebank has been admonished.

And Paul Kimmins was told that if he can stay out of trouble for another three months he’s likely to be dealt with in the same way for another theft from a store in the town’s shopping centre.

Kimmins appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday in connection with stealing the items described above from TK Maxx in Livingstone Street on December 5, 2016, and the theft of a hairdryer from Watt Brothers in the Clyde Shopping Centre 12 days later.

The court was told 43-year-old Kimmins was the subject of a drug treatment and testing order (DTTO) imposed at Glasgow Sheriff Court on a separate offence.

Kimmins’ solicitor told Friday’s hearing that his client was due to receive the keys to his own tenancy, in Acre Road in Glasgow, later that day.

The lawyer said: “He’s trying to manage his own life and hopefully his new accommodation will give him a bit of encouragement.

“At long last he’s making a good effort to improve his life.”

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry told Kimmins: “You’re not on a DTTO in this court, and you still have a long way to go, but if you commit to it, a DTTO is probably the best opportunity you will have to get your drug problem under control.”

Admonishing Kimmins for the TK Maxx theft, the sheriff deferred sentence on the Watt Brothers theft until October 18 and added: “If I see another good report then, you can reasonably expect the outcome to be the same.

“If I see a bad report, I will be looking at things from another angle entirely.”