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Man stole grandma’s car from Buckley home

A MAN who stole his grandmother’s car on New Year’s Day lost control, demolished a 10ft section of garden wall and wrote-off the car.

He told her: “I'm sorry Nan I've crashed your car.”

Michael Lee Tasker, 21, now of Russell Road, Western Point, Runcorn, admitted taking the Citroen Saxo without consent on the early January 1 from Tram Road, Buckley, when he appeared before Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold on Thursday.

He also admitted having no insurance and failing to report an accident.

Prosecutor Alun Humphreys said: “The vehicle belongs to the defendant’s grandmother, and just after midnight it was parked outside her home in Buckley.

“At 3am Tasker took the keys and drove it away, picking up a passenger. He dropped off his friend and drove around.

“Shortly after 4am he collided with a boundary wall of a residential property in White Farm Road, demolishing a nine-10ft section.

“After checking the car was safe to drive he left the scene. He returned home and told his grandmother: ‘Sorry Nan, I have crashed your car’.

“His grandmother’s car is a write-off.”

District Judge Andrew Shaw adjourned sentencing and Tasker will return to court on February 3.

An interim driving ban was imposed.