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Saturday, 27 December 2014

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Teenager took mum’s car and crashed into bus shelter

A 19-year-old took his mother’s car and crashed into a bus shelter, demolishing the shelter and writing off the car.

Luke Crossman, of Croft Court, Wigton, admitted aggravated vehicle-taking and driving without a licence or insurance when he appeared before magistrates in Carlisle.

The court heard how he was at a party on February 15 and took the Peugeot 106 without permission.

Geoff Lockerbie, defending, said the car was written off and Crossman would have to pay money to his mother. He hit a puddle and lost control near Waverton, near Wigton, hitting the bus shelter on the A596.

Mr Lockerbie said Crossman had been laid off from a dairy farm but hoped to find something soon.

“He is an industrious young lad,” he said.

He was remorseful and knew he shouldn’t have taken the car, he added.

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for a year. He was given 100 hours of unpaid work, costs of £85 and a £60 victim surcharge.

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