A DRUG addict who was spotted stealing aftershave on CCTV in the Debenhams store in Dunfermline has been placed on a tag.

Henry Bauld, 36, of Elgin Drive, Glenrothes, was told he had a "deplorable record" when he appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court from remand for a number of crimes.

These included several offences in Leven stealing goods, threatening behaviour and assaulting a man.

He also previously admitted on January 16 at Debenhams in Dunfermline that he stole a quantity of fragrance whilst on bail.

Known to the police, depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that Debenhams staff were told the accused was entering their store and he was then watched on CCTV.

He was seen with a cutting mechanism for tags and picking up some aftershave before putting it into a bag that a co-accused was carrying.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi explained that the items stolen were fully recovered.

"He is currently subject to a drugs testing order (DTO) but in my submission, it is in its early days," she said.

"There have been periods where he has desisted from offending and drug misuse, he had been volunteering, but then relapsed.

"It's hoped that he can get back to that point with this DTO."

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Bauld: "You have the most deplorable record.

"Being on a DTO does not give you licence to keep offending.

"With considerable hesitation, I am just about prepared to put you on a community payback order."

The sheriff imposed a restriction of liberty order whereby Bauld will have to stay within his home address between 7pm-7am.