Leeds Man Charged Over JCB Damage

A Leeds man accused of stealing a digger and driving it around a Nottinghamshire village on a wrecking spree has appeared in court.

Steven Regan, 34, was detained after the digger was driven through Church Warsop, near Mansfield, damaging fields, hedges, vehicles and headstones in a cemetery.

Nottinghamshire Police said Regan has been charged with theft of the JCB, which is alleged to have been stolen from Barratt Homes on Sandilands Way in Forest Town, Mansfield.

He appeared in front of magistrates in Mansfield, where he also faced charges of dangerous driving, having no insurance and no licence. Regan is charged with three counts of criminal damage to the headstones.

The 34-year-old has also been charged with a burglary in which a JCB was stolen from a unit in Leeds last month, the spokeswoman said.

A spokesman for the court said Regan was remanded in custody and will appear again via videolink at the same court for a committal hearing on July 12.