A MAN who stole hundreds of pounds worth of goods has been ordered to do unpaid work in the community.

Jake Holmes, 24, previously pleaded guilty to thefts dating back now to 2018 in the Clydebank Asda but returned to Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week for sentencing.

On December 10, around 11.05am, Holmes was caught on CCTV taking £425 worth of DVDs and Blu-rays from the supermarket. Nothing was recovered.

Then on December 14, around 1.45pm, staff saw Holmes and recognised him from the earlier theft and were concerned about his actions in the store.

Police were called and stopped Holmes and found he had a lock knife.

Holmes was arrested and given bail at court, but then failed to turn up months later.

Holmes, of Camphill Court, Paisley, had his later sentence deferred for good behaviour.

Defence solicitor Bob Mitchell said at the time of the crimes, his client was in homeless accommodation and had a problem with Valium.

"Since then, it seems he has got his life under control," he said.

"The [social work] report considers the alternatives to custody. This is a young man who could give something back to the community."

Sheriff John Hamilton on June 17 imposed a community payback order with 12 months of social work supervision and 100 hours of unpaid work in the community in that time.

He was admonished for breaking his bail condition.