A Clydebank man who led police on an "atrocious" chase through the town has been banned from the roads.

Paul Drysdale, previously of Bedford Avenue, then Raise Street Saltcoats, and now back in Clydebank, had admitted dangerous driving.

The 24-year-old returned to Dumbarton Sheriff Court on October 31 more than three years after the crimes originally took place.

Just days before the first national pandemic lockdown, on March 16, 2020, Drysdale drove a provisional licence but without a qualified driver or L plates. And he had no insurance.

But he drove dangerously and at Argyll Road failed to stop when signalled by police, drove at excessive speed, continued speeding on Glasgow Road and failed to stop.

At the junction with North Elgin Street, he failed to stop at re lights, drove again at excessive speeds and fail to stop. On North Elgin Street, he sped and failed to keep the vehicle under proper control, causing it to drive on the opposing carriageway and continuing to ignore attempts to stop him.

On Fleming Avenue, he continued to speed and refuse to stop on to Braes Avenue where he left the vehicle while it was still moving, allowing it to collide with two parked vehicles. All three were damaged.

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said: "His driving was atrocious. There was an element of panic when the police saw him driving when he shouldn't have ben driving."

But he said the case was now three years old and stopped short of a prison sentence.

He fined Drysdale £150, ordered supervision by social workers for 18 months, and imposed 200 hours of unpaid work in the community.

He is banned from driving for 18 months and he most resist the test of competence.