Claudy man faces prison for string of driving offences

A judge has told a Claudy man with more than 80 previous convictions that he is facing jail after he admitted a series of new offences.

31-year-old Brendan O'Neill from Glenshane Road pleaded guilty to a string of motoring offences at Londonderry Crown Court on Tuesday.

The offences were committed at Faughanview Park in Claudy on May 24 this year.

O'Neill was released on continuing bail for sentencing in November.

He pleaded guilty to stealing a car; driving without insurance and while disqualified; and with excess alcohol on his breath.

Judge Piers Grant banned O'Neill from driving or being a front seat passenger and warned him that he would almost inevitably go to prison.