A  TEENAGER from Helston who took a car without the owner's permission and drove it without a licence or insurance has been sentenced by a court in Cornwall. 

Jack McVey, aged 19, of Wendron, appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court on Thursday, September 28, 2023, on one count of aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage under £5000; one count of driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence; and one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third party insurance. 

The offences took place on between June 8 and 11, 2023, at Helston where McVey, without the consent of the owner or other lawful authority, took a silver Ford Fiesta for the use of himself or another and, after the vehicle was unlawfully taken and before it was recovered, damage of less than £5000 was caused to the vehicle.

During that same period, McVey drove the vehicle on a road, namely the A394 from Helston to Falmouth, otherwise than in accordance with a licence authorising him to drive a motor vehicle of that class and without third-party insurance. 

McVey pleaded guilty to all three offences when he appeared in front of magistrates on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. 

During his sentencing, McVey was made the subject of a community order under which he must take par tin a rehabilitation activity for a maximum period of 15 days. He must also complete 120 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. 

He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for a period of 12 months and had his driving record endorsed.