Teen took gran’s car from store

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A teenager took his grandmother’s mobility car after telling her he was going to look at computer games in a supermarket while she was shopping.

Anthony Emery, who was a learner driver, smashed a light and caused scratches to the car during the drive.

Emery, 18, of Blakiston Drive, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to the aggravated taking of a car, driving it without insurance and not in accordance with his provisional licence.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said Emery’s grandmother drove him to Asda, Blackpool on July 15. She went shopping and Emery said he would look at games in the store.

About an hour later the grandmother had finished her shop, but she could not find Emery and when she went to the car park her car was gone.

CCTV from the supermarket showed Emery taking the car.

When arrested, Emery said his brother had asked him to take the car to drive to Fleetwood.

Emery said he had argued with his grandmother that morning so he took the spare car keys from her home and when she was shopping drove off in her car.

Emery was bailed for pre-sentence reports and will be sentenced at a later date by magistrates sitting at Blackpool.