Man fled from scene of crash

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man crashed his uncle’s car into a parked vehicle and then fled from the accident scene.

Paul Gibson, 42, of Lytham Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to driving carelessly without insurance.

He further pleaded guilty to charges of failing to stop after an accident and to breaching bail by failing to sign on at a police station.

He was bailed by Blackpool magistrates to appear at Preston Crown Court on July 18 for sentence.

Andrea Fawcett, prosecuting, said a woman who lived on Abbey Road, South Shore, heard a bang and looked out to see a Peugeot had hit her parked car on June 7 at 3pm.

Gibson had run off leaving a passenger in the car, the court was told.

Magistrates heard how Gibson was on a suspended prison sentence from the crown court for an offence of burglary.

Steven Townley, defending, told the bench his client had been on bail since February and been required to sign on at the police station daily as part of the terms of the bail.

It was Gibson’s first breach in more than 100 times of signing on.

He had gone to a barbeque and forgotten, Mr Townley told the court.

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