A TEENAGER has appeared on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with a number of offences.

Jay Ferguson, 19, faces charges of theft by housebreaking, attempted housebreaking with intent to steal, and theft of a motor vehicle.

He was also charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and to attempting to pervert the course of justice during the private hearing, which took place on Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Christopher Dickson remanded Ferguson in custody and the case was continued for further examination.

He made no plea and is due to return to the dock for a further appearance within eight days.