A 24-YEAR-OLD man from Cam has today pleaded guilty to attempting to abduct a 13-year-old girl.

In Gloucester Crown Court today judge Michael Cullum described Sam Hewings of Hadley Road, Cam, as a "concerning defendant" who was in a very serious position.

Hewings was remanded in custody until his sentence date of November 21, as the judge adjourned the case for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

The judge was told by Hewings' defence lawyer, Brendan Moorhouse, that it was likely that the defence would be seeking a psychologist's report to also be prepared about him during the adjournment.

Mr Moorhouse said that along with the attempted child abduction on February 20 this year, Hewings is to be sentenced for offences of possessing indecent images of children.

"The court would be assisted by a pre-sentence report" he said, "but also by a psychological report to give a better and clearer picture of Mr Hewings' problems."

The judge said "I order a pre-sentence report, and recognise that a psychological report will be prepared.

"He is obviously in a very serious position and presents as a very concerning defendant," he said before turning to address Hewings via the video link to Bristol prison, where he is held on remand.

"I hope you have been able to follow what has been said. Both sets of charges will be dealt with on November 21, and you will be produced at court.

"The sentencing judge will better be able to understand your overall position [with reports] so it is important that you co-operate.

"You will be remanded in custody in the meantime. By pleading guilty ahead of the trial, you will get a discount in your sentence" he concluded.

At an earlier hearing the court was told that although Hewings had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and may require the assistance of an intermediary at court proceedings, he was mentally fit to enter pleas.

Giles Nelson, prosecutor, previously said that "the defendant was going to meet her at Gloucester Railway Station, and that there was a sexual motive to that meeting."

Hewings will be sentenced for all matters on November 21 this year, and was further remanded in custody.