Nottingham

Man charged over JCB wrecking spree in Nottinghamshire

A man has appeared in court accused of driving a stolen JCB through a Nottinghamshire village, leaving a trail of destruction.

Steven Regan, 34, of Colenso Terrace, Leeds, was arrested after the vehicle was driven through Church Warsop, near Mansfield, on Saturday.

Other vehicles and headstones in a cemetery were damaged.

He is charged with theft, driving offences and criminal damage. Mansfield magistrates remanded him in custody.

The motoring offences are dangerous driving, having no insurance and no licence.

The JCB is alleged to have been stolen from Barratt Homes on Sandilands Way in Forest Town, Mansfield.

Mr Regan faces three charges of criminal damage in relation to the headstones and a count of burglary after another JCB, not related to the Church Warsop incident, was taken from a unit in Leeds in June.

He is next due to appear at Mansfield magistrates' court, via videolink, for a committal hearing on 12 July.

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