A MAN who admitted reset of an Audi worth £13,000 "lacked adequate problem solving skills" - according to his own lawyer.

Kieran Hastings previously pleaded guilty to the resetting the car which had been stolen between May 1 and 10 last year at a property in Overburn Avenue, Dumbarton.

The 24-year-old, of Park Crescent, had no previous convictions. There was recovery of the white Audi A3, Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard.

His defence solicitor, Roddy Boag, said a detailed social enquiry report offered an explanation.

He said: "I have explained to him there are other ways of dealing with this difficulties. He lacked adequate problem solving skills. I think that's something of an understatement.

"A fairly significant sentence will assist in his problem solving skills."

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said: "You shouldn't be in the slightest doubt that the reset of a motor vehicle of that value justifies a prison sentence.

"Given your lack of record, I have to look at other alternatives."

Hastings was ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work in the community and he will be supervised for 18 months.