Man saw stranger in friend’s car

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man saw a stranger sat in his friend’s car at Fleetwood and shouted for him to get out, a court was told.

But Christopher Geddes took no notice and carried on searching through the glove compartment.

Geddes, 39, of Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to interfering with a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to a three-month curfew, from 8pm to 7am, and ordered to pay a £150 court charge plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the incident happened on May 18, about 3am.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said after an accident in 2014 in which Geddes suffered severe injuries, his client had had trouble sleeping.

Geddes had bought some sleeping tablets from a friend and it was after this the offence took place. He was hazy about why he got into the car.