A DISQUALIFIED driver who was caught behind the wheel in Alexandria has to wait for his sentence because of a ‘complicated matter’.

William Barclay appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on January 11 after pleading guilty to driving without a licence or insurance in Moss O’Balloch Park on May 31, 2020.

His defence solicitor said his client was appealing against a High Court sentence imposed for an unrelated matter.

The lawyer told Sheriff William Gallacher: “I am in your lordship’s hands whether to deal with the matter today or further defer for a slightly longer period of time and the reason for that is to show that Barclay.

“There is a complicated background to this.”

Sheriff Gallacher said: “The problem I have is the nature of these offences and his past conviction. The reality is that I consider the offences of sufficient gravity.

“I can’t deal with the matter because of an ongoing order which is the subject of an appeal. That may force me to go in another direction.”

Sentencing on Barclay, of Dykemuir Street, Glasgow, was deferred until April for the preparation of a supplementary social work report.