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Douglas man admits early morning crime spree

27-year-old will be sentenced in December

A Douglas man will be sentenced next month after admitting a drunken crime spree that saw him break into a number of vehicles in the early hours of the morning.

Twenty-seven-year-old James Tarron Keggin, of Woodbourne Road, appeared before magistrates at Douglas Courthouse.

He pleaded guilty to drink-driving, having no licence or car insurance, taking a vehicle without its owner's consent and five counts of theft.

Prosecution advocate Barry Swain told the court Keggin broke into unlocked cars in Port St Mary on 22 October.

When he was arrested officers found Keggin had items including sunglasses, a driving licence and a Coronavirus vaccination certificate which didn't belong to him.

He also got into a Mercedes in the car park of the Shore Hotel in Gansey and drove it a short distance before abandoning it.

Magistrates asked for pre-sentencing reports to be prepared and remanded Keggin in custody.

He'll appear in court again on 9 December.

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