Man who held neighbour hostage in Paisley flat to be sentenced

Alan Clark restrained and bound the man and escaped with his phone, watch and car before crashing into a fence, a court heard.

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A man who held his neighbour hostage is to be sentenced in Glasgow.

Alan Clark pounced on his victim at a flat in Paisley, Renfrewshire on July 24, 2021.

The attack saw the 48-year-old restraining the man, binding his ankles with a cable before escaping with loot including his phone, watch and car.

Clark – who also did not have a driving licence – fled in the vehicle before smashing into a fence.

He was convicted of the crimes following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow in September.

He was found guilty of abduction, assault and robbery as well as careless driving and other road traffic offences.

It was revealed after the verdicts that Clark already had 49 previous convictions including violence and drug crimes.

Judge William Gallacher raised the possibility of eventually imposing an Order for Lifelong Restriction during the trial.

He will appear for sentencing at the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday, October 31.

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