A teenager who took his mother’s car and smashed it into a lamppost is to be sentenced next month.
Jack Askew (19) of no fixed address, had an argument with his mother at her Huthwaite address when she refused to give him the keys to her Nissan Juke on 28th December. He later went into her bag and took the keys and the car, before later sending her text messages to say he had crashed into the telegraph pole on Wild Hill, Teversal. He was soon arrested and taken into custody where he refused to comment. However, appearing before Mansfield Magistrates’ Court he admitted five charges, including driving without a licence, without insurance, aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop after a road accident and failing to report and accident. In mitigation, defending, David Grant said his client has a number of issues and was being treated at Millbrook Mental Health Unit . The magistrates agreed with Mr Grant that Askew should be sentenced once his solicitor has received the full documents regarding the state of his mental health.