Man jailed after being caught in stolen car

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A MAN has been jailed for 26 weeks after police caught him driving a stolen car between Great Barton and Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

Police followed the driver of a white Vauxhall Nova after reports of a suspicious man calling at a house in Fakenham Magna.

Officers discovered the car on the A143 and followed it to Bury wher they arrested a 37-year-old man at the Orttewell Road, Compiegne Way roundabout.

Further inquiries discovered that the car had been stolen from Diss Railway Station.

On Tuesday, Trevor Howes, 37, of Rowley Way, St John’s Wood, London, appeared before Bury St Edmunds magistrates charged with six motoring offences, including dangerous driving and taking a vehicle without consent.

Howes was jailed for 26 weeks for dangerous driving after pleading guilty to four charges of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to provide a specimen and taking a vehicle without consent.

A charge of failing to stop was dismissed and a charge of theft of a motor vehicle was withdrawn.

Howes was given 26 weeks in jail for dangerous driving, disqualified for three years and ordered to take an extended driving test after the three years.

For failing to produce a specimen, he was jailed for 12 weeks concurrent, banned from driving for three years and his licence endorsed.

For driving while disqualified he was jailed for 12 weeks concurrent and for taking a vehicle without consent he was given six months in jail also to run concurrently.