A THIEF who broke into five vehicles to steal items such as shoes, paperwork and a jar of coffee has been sent back to jail.

James Weir, 37, breached a supervised release order, he admitted at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

Listed in court papers as a prisoner in Greenock, Weir’s defence solicitor said when he emerged from custody, his personal life was in “disarray”.

This included a girlfriend “who had promised to wait” but Weir returned to drugs.

He first breached his release one month in.

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His solicitor added: “His desire is to get out of the cycle of using drugs and offending. He is sorry.”

On February 14 and 15, 2017 Weir broke into the vehicles in Antonine Gate and Redmoss Road in Duntocher, and Irving Court in Hardgate.

He took a pair of shoes, a coin dispenser with some money, paperwork, a jar of coffee, a bottle of alcohol and a camera.

Sheriff Simon Pender sentenced Weir back to prison for 11 months and one day.

He told him: “It’s clear from the [social work] report you have completely failed to engage.”