One of Scotland's richest criminals has been given a three-month extension in which to sell his luxury home after being ordered to pay back £750,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Jamie "Iceman" Stevenson has struggled to find a buyer for his four-bedroom property in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, despite reducing the price by more than £100,000.

Stevenson, 47, had been blocked in two earlier attempts to sell his house because of suspicions it was his associates who were trying to buy it.

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Yesterday, Airdrie Sheriff Court heard there had been no firm offers on the property for nearly a year.

However, the court was told £60,000 had been seized from a company of which Stevenson was a director.

Sheriff Alfred Vannet agreed to the extension without any objections from prosecutors.

Stevenson is selling the property after being ordered to hand over £750,000 under proceeds of crime laws.

He bought the home for £310,000 in 2005 but has now dropped the price to offers over £198,000.

Stevenson was jailed for almost 13 years in 2007 for laundering £1 million. He is serving his sentence in Perth Prison and did not attend yesterday's hearing.

Despite being one of Scotland's richest criminals, Stevenson received £140,000 in legal aid.

He has recently been seen on home visits as he prepares for release.