COPS discovered a £7,000 bike owned by the Swiss cycling team when they searched a house in Dennistoun.

Anton Tinney, 28, appeared in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court for sentencing.

Tinney, of Whitevale Street, admitted he did reset a track racing bike worth £7,000 which was appropriated by theft. The offence happened on November 8, last year.

The Procurator Fiscal depute told the court that the Swiss cycling team had parked their van in a Q car park on Jamaica Street on October 31. They discovered that the van had been broken into the next day - and the cycle was missing.

Police then had reason to enter Tinney’s house on November 8 where they found the bike leaning against a wardrobe.

Tinney also admitted to later failing to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on July 4.

His defence agent said he had bought the bike for £30 but realised that it was possibly stolen.

He added that his client had a “significant record”.

Sentence for Tinney was deferred until January 31, 2018 and he was ordered by Sheriff Diana McConnell to be of good behaviour until his next court date.