A MAN stole a card machine from a hotel in Rosyth.

Robert Napier, 46, of Blamey Crescent, Cowdenbeath, previously admitted that on June 3, at Hillpark Hotel, Heath Road, Rosyth, he stole a chip and pin machine and a key card reader.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard that he had not been engaging with a restriction of liberty order.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said her client could not recall why this had happened.

"He is struggling with substance abuse but his circumstances are starting to improve," she said.

"There have been two occasions when he was hospitalised for overdoses and that is when he self-referred for help.

"He may have taken some time but he appears to have taken some steps and realises he has a problem."

The case was continued for consideration and for reports to be called until March 11.