A TEENAGER who was caught holding a flare at a Glasgow music festival represented himself in court.

The sheriff said he would proceed with sentencing Michael Reid as he had ‘done as well’ as a lawyer would.

Reid was seen holding a lit pyrotechnic in his right hand at the TRNSMT festival at Glasgow Green on July 12, 2019.

Depute fiscal Lauren Ram Sangray told Glasgow Sheriff Court how the 19-year-old was arrested at the event.

In court, Reid, from Blantyre, appeared without a defence solicitor.

Instead, he represented himself by answering questions from Sheriff Allan McKay and said he works as a brickie and makes £400 a week.

He lives at home with his parents and pays dig money to them, he told the court, but would be able to pay a fine.

Sheriff Allan McKay said: “I am prepared to deal with this matter now and impose a fine.

“I doubt if a lawyer would do much better than you have done yourself in this matter.”

Reid was fined £200.