A MAN was fined for failing to tell cops he was using a new name.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that Farik Awmet must report regularly to his local police station under the terms of an earlier sentence for a sex crime.

But the 60-year-old did not tell officers he was using a new name in order to help get a job.

Between August 11 and 13 2020, Awmet, from Halfway, failed to tell officers at Govan police station that he was using the name Tariq Ali.

This contradicted his notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

His defence brief told the court: "The [criminal justice] social work report is very full in terms of his position.

"There was nothing sinister in his actions.

"He took the foolish decision to change his name in the hope employment would be easier for him."

The court was told Awmet is two years into a three year community payback order that ends in December and he has been otherwise complying with this.

Sheriff Shona Gilroy fined Awmet £200 reduced from £300 thanks to an early guilty plea and told him he will also have to pay a £10 victim surcharge.