A SHERIFF has deliberately challenged a Whitecrook woman to prove him wrong.

Lindsey Beirne, 36, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court for sentencing after stealing clothing from Asda, Clydebank, on June 10, 2018.

But the Crown accepted a not guilty plea to a second charge accusing Beirne, of Lappin Street, of being in possession of a quantity of heroin on the same date.

Beirne's lawyer, Judith Reid, told Friday's hearing that her client had addiction issues, but said she had presented herself at court in a calm state, and not under the influence.

Ms Reid added: "She is attending every day at the local chemist to obtain medication. She is making every effort to stay in touch with her support officer.

"She's speaking far more sense today than what she usually does – no offence to her."

Sheriff William Gallacher said Beirne is someone who is very incapable. He allowed Beirne's bail to continue while an assessment for a drug treatment and testing order can be carried out.

He told Beirne: "I don't think you'll be able to do it. That's a deliberate challenge for you to prove me wrong.

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"I'm persuaded by your lawyer to give you one more opportunity. You must cooperate."

Beirne will appear back in court on April 7.