Jail for thief who torched car

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard of vehicle fire.
Hamilton Sheriff Court heard of vehicle fire.

A man who stole items from a car then set the vehicle on fire has been jailed for 15 months.

Les Strang (26), of Allan Tower, Motherwell, was sentenced at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

He admitted forcing open a car in Dalziel Street, Motherwell, and stealing a jacket and other items on July 31 last year.

Strang also admitted starting a fire which destroyed the vehicle.