A MAN who left a trail of destruction in Warsop after driving a stolen JCB through the village has been jailed for four and a half years.
Steven Regan (34), of Leeds, damaged vehicles, hedges and cemetery headstones during the rampage in Church Warsop on 2nd July.
Regan, said to be a member of a gang which stole plant equipment, had driven ‘like a man possessed’, Nottingham Crown Court was told.
He admitted burglary, theft of a vehicle, dangerous driving and damage to property.
Regan had stolen the vehicle from a Barratt Homes building site in Forest Town. When he became aware he was being followed by police, Regan went through a field and into Warsop Cemetery, flattening several headstones.
Police eventually caught Regan when the JCB suffered a flat tyre and came to a halt.
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