Prolific Bacup crook stole car and ended up driving without tyres

First published in News

A PROLIFIC crook who took a neighbour's car with a teenager as his passenger, ended up driving without tyres as he had hit the kerb so many times, a court heard.

David Dickson, 21, had spotted some keys in a door on Inkerman Street, Bacup, stole them and drove off in the Renault Scenic in the early hours, last October.

The vehicle was making so much noise as it ran on the rims of the alloy wheels, it attracted the attention of the police and they stopped it. Both Dickson and the teenager ran off but were later caught and arrested.

Dickson, who has 41 offences on his record, and the teenager, who a judge ordered should not be named, admitted aggravated vehicle taking, at Burnley Crown Court. Dickson also pleaded guilty to theft.

Dickson, of Inkerman Street, Bacup, was given an eight-month jail term, but has already served it on remand. His co-defendant, also from Bacup, received a youth rehabilitation order, with 12 months supervision, a 12-week curfew between 9pm and 7am and 24 hours at an attendance centre. Both were banned for 12 months.

Judge Jonathan Gibson also made Dickson the subject of a two-year anti-social behaviour order, under which he is banned from entering Springfield Avenue and Hammerton Green, Bacup, and nearby alleyways and gardens.

Jonathan Archer, prosecuting, said the car's owner went to bed at 10pm and the vehicle was in the driveway.

At around 4am, a neighbour heard two men talking and saying : "Are we going to steal it ? We can't leave it here." She then saw the vehicle being driven away.

Mr Archer said the car was then seen at about 4.15am, when a police officer saw it going down St James Street into Burnley Road, Bacup, without tyres. The defendants ran off, but were caught. Dickson made no comment when arrested. The teenager made admissions.

Mark Stuart, for Dickson, said : "He has a fairly appalling record for somebody his age, including non-compliance with a number of community orders made on him in the past."

He added: "It was a spur-of-the-moment offence. The defendant accepts he drove the vehicle and as a result there was some damage."

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3:35pm Sun 11 May 14

sen c b l says...

Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.
Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else. sen c b l
  • Score: -7

4:30pm Sun 11 May 14

mmickk says...

ended up driving without tyres as he had hit the kerb so many times, a court heard. In other words could have knocked down and killed someone luckily it was in the middle of the night. With his track record and age is it not cheaper to life him off this scum will never stop breaking the law only bars will stop him. Needs putting in an induced coma with a baseball bat!
ended up driving without tyres as he had hit the kerb so many times, a court heard. In other words could have knocked down and killed someone luckily it was in the middle of the night. With his track record and age is it not cheaper to life him off this scum will never stop breaking the law only bars will stop him. Needs putting in an induced coma with a baseball bat! mmickk
  • Score: 7

6:39pm Sun 11 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

sen c b l wrote:
Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.
You're a bit paranoid aren't you Sen? I think you were the only one with the race angle in your head on this one.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.[/p][/quote]You're a bit paranoid aren't you Sen? I think you were the only one with the race angle in your head on this one. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 10

6:53pm Sun 11 May 14

sen c b l says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.
You're a bit paranoid aren't you Sen? I think you were the only one with the race angle in your head on this one.
Steve you've obviously not seen your cousins post otherwise you wouldn't be replying to my post. My post exactly demonstrates what we would expect from the uneducated buffoon. Hover back a few pages and days and join other LT readers and myself in condemning this waster!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.[/p][/quote]You're a bit paranoid aren't you Sen? I think you were the only one with the race angle in your head on this one.[/p][/quote]Steve you've obviously not seen your cousins post otherwise you wouldn't be replying to my post. My post exactly demonstrates what we would expect from the uneducated buffoon. Hover back a few pages and days and join other LT readers and myself in condemning this waster! sen c b l
  • Score: -8

6:54pm Sun 11 May 14

Manuel Hung says...

The Criminal Justice System obviously isn't working if this lad has 41 convictions at only 21 years olld.
They should lock him in a room for 10 mins with Balaji Rao so he can get medieval on his ****!
The Criminal Justice System obviously isn't working if this lad has 41 convictions at only 21 years olld. They should lock him in a room for 10 mins with Balaji Rao so he can get medieval on his ****! Manuel Hung
  • Score: 6

7:30pm Sun 11 May 14

Saj143 says...

sen c b l wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
sen c b l wrote:
Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.
You're a bit paranoid aren't you Sen? I think you were the only one with the race angle in your head on this one.
Steve you've obviously not seen your cousins post otherwise you wouldn't be replying to my post. My post exactly demonstrates what we would expect from the uneducated buffoon. Hover back a few pages and days and join other LT readers and myself in condemning this waster!
Sen ... Totally agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.[/p][/quote]You're a bit paranoid aren't you Sen? I think you were the only one with the race angle in your head on this one.[/p][/quote]Steve you've obviously not seen your cousins post otherwise you wouldn't be replying to my post. My post exactly demonstrates what we would expect from the uneducated buffoon. Hover back a few pages and days and join other LT readers and myself in condemning this waster![/p][/quote]Sen ... Totally agree with you. Saj143
  • Score: -5

7:31pm Sun 11 May 14

Saj143 says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
The Criminal Justice System obviously isn't working if this lad has 41 convictions at only 21 years olld.
They should lock him in a room for 10 mins with Balaji Rao so he can get medieval on his ****!
Lmao
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: The Criminal Justice System obviously isn't working if this lad has 41 convictions at only 21 years olld. They should lock him in a room for 10 mins with Balaji Rao so he can get medieval on his ****![/p][/quote]Lmao Saj143
  • Score: 1

7:37pm Sun 11 May 14

pwitch says...

The sentencing in this case is ridiculous - he should be jailed at least for 6 months - and everybody knows that all sentencing now is halved as soon as it is passed s-that is a joke too. Yes the prisons are full - send the foreighners home instead of keeping them in our goals at our expense.
The sentencing in this case is ridiculous - he should be jailed at least for 6 months - and everybody knows that all sentencing now is halved as soon as it is passed s-that is a joke too. Yes the prisons are full - send the foreighners home instead of keeping them in our goals at our expense. pwitch
  • Score: 11

8:20pm Sun 11 May 14

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff says...

I think judge Gibson has been drinking from the same fountain as judge Lunt! Why are suspended sentences being handed out to prolific criminals? If judges ain't got the podwer or bottle to impose custodial sentences the need to find a different job, lenient sentences are leading to more crime as there is no deterrent
I think judge Gibson has been drinking from the same fountain as judge Lunt! Why are suspended sentences being handed out to prolific criminals? If judges ain't got the podwer or bottle to impose custodial sentences the need to find a different job, lenient sentences are leading to more crime as there is no deterrent crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff
  • Score: 12

8:20pm Sun 11 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Scum, lock him up and throw away the key!!!
Scum, lock him up and throw away the key!!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 11

8:22pm Sun 11 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Non compliance of community orders!!!! They don't even turn up for the punishment, who says crime doesn't pay, sack the Judges or build more Prisons.
Non compliance of community orders!!!! They don't even turn up for the punishment, who says crime doesn't pay, sack the Judges or build more Prisons. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 10

8:39pm Sun 11 May 14

Loving lances says...

Wait till he finds a girlfriend from the same genepool and breeds another generation of low-life degenerates for Labour councillors to praise and fawn over.
Wait till he finds a girlfriend from the same genepool and breeds another generation of low-life degenerates for Labour councillors to praise and fawn over. Loving lances
  • Score: 19

10:19pm Sun 11 May 14

mavrick says...

No Mention of help for the victim, loss of no claims and will put the premiums up for that postcode. all insurances including house and contents will go up. The time spent on remand should not count towards any final sentence should be severe and no reduction for any reason. Time to toughen up.
No Mention of help for the victim, loss of no claims and will put the premiums up for that postcode. all insurances including house and contents will go up. The time spent on remand should not count towards any final sentence should be severe and no reduction for any reason. Time to toughen up. mavrick
  • Score: 9

12:37am Mon 12 May 14

Steven11 says...

sen c b l wrote:
Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.
Sen c b I , thank you for your kind thoughts of me . I was only saying to my good wife this evening , why don't we invite this gentleman round to ours for a meal . Then I thought , you just can't invite one famille around . The problem here in Mellor is this , we only have two acres of land , how the hell could we possibly accommodate all of your extended family . I do understand they are all claiming benefits , and can bring a bowl of food . But I will get back to you when things improve . Love to you all , Steve .
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: Before 'steve11' has the chance to unlock his waste passage where his big gob is situ, nope no Asians here. Go k4 off somewhere else.[/p][/quote]Sen c b I , thank you for your kind thoughts of me . I was only saying to my good wife this evening , why don't we invite this gentleman round to ours for a meal . Then I thought , you just can't invite one famille around . The problem here in Mellor is this , we only have two acres of land , how the hell could we possibly accommodate all of your extended family . I do understand they are all claiming benefits , and can bring a bowl of food . But I will get back to you when things improve . Love to you all , Steve . Steven11
  • Score: 6

5:06pm Mon 12 May 14

boynesider says...

"prolific"? more like pathetic....41 previous,justice is a joke in this country
"prolific"? more like pathetic....41 previous,justice is a joke in this country boynesider
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Mon 12 May 14

Fan@clared says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
The Criminal Justice System obviously isn't working if this lad has 41 convictions at only 21 years olld.
They should lock him in a room for 10 mins with Balaji Rao so he can get medieval on his ****!
There are times when I feel we should re-introduce transportation. Not to Australia of course as it is much too nice now. I was think South Pole or somewhere like that.
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: The Criminal Justice System obviously isn't working if this lad has 41 convictions at only 21 years olld. They should lock him in a room for 10 mins with Balaji Rao so he can get medieval on his ****![/p][/quote]There are times when I feel we should re-introduce transportation. Not to Australia of course as it is much too nice now. I was think South Pole or somewhere like that. Fan@clared
  • Score: 3

10:07pm Mon 12 May 14

Loving lances says...

Any comment from Will Straw, son of the notoriously
soft-left Home Secretary? Oh I see. See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing, learn nothing, know nothing. Care even less.
Any comment from Will Straw, son of the notoriously soft-left Home Secretary? Oh I see. See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing, learn nothing, know nothing. Care even less. Loving lances
  • Score: 6

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