A GLASGOW man's DNA was found on a vehicle from Bonhill that he knew had been stolen.

Gary Beckett, 24, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on January 9 after pleading guilty to reset that took place more than three years ago.

The court was told that the blue Audi was discovered missing on December 11, 2019, and the owner confirmed nobody else had permission to use it.

On December 14, the vehicle was abandoned in Cambuslang. When it was recovered, it was taken for forensic examination and DNA was found on the steering wheel and handbrake, matching Beckett.

He later admitted to the reset that took place at Strathleven Drive, Bonhill, on December 12, 2019.

His defence solicitor said her client accepted his responsibility for the crime of reset.

"He acquired it from an acquaintance and was well aware it was stolen," she said. "He was suffering from a period of negative mental health and was associating with negative peers.

"He is trying his best to stay out of trouble."

Beckett, listed in court papers as a resident of Butterbiggins Road, is currently on a community payback order (CPO) from Glasgow Sheriff Court, said the lawyer, with social work supervision for 12 months requiring mental health treatment or counselling. He must also do 100 hours of unpaid work.

Sheriff James Spy imposed an additional CPO with supervision for 15 months and 180 hours of unpaid work in the community. It must be completed within 12 months.