A DUNFERMLINE man who was caught shoplifting not long after being released from jail is back behind bars.

Reece Ireland, 22, of the James Bank Hostel, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on January 5 at Tesco stores, Winterthur Lane, Dunfermline, he stole a DVD.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “What happened was his past caught up with him. He owed money to someone and was bullied into this to re-pay the debt.”

The court heard Ireland had just been released from a jail term on December 15.

Sheriff Linda Smith remanded Ireland in custody until sentencing on January 19.