Community work for Fleetwood car thief

Blackpool Magistrates court
Blackpool Magistrates court

A teenager who sneaked off behind his grandmother’s back and took her car on a joyride must do payback work for the community.

Anthony Emery, 18, of Blakiston Drive, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to the aggravated taking of a car, driving without insurance and not in accordance with his learner’s licence.

He was sentenced to a 12 months community order, 150 hours unpaid work for the community, banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay a £180 court charge with £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting said Emery drove off in his grandmother’s car while they shopped in Asda. He said he wanted to look at computer games and she found her Hyundai 130 missing.

The car was found with a smashed light. Brett Chappell, defending, said Emery’s behaviour had been irrational.