A MAN has been jailed after attempting to steal a police car and taking another vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Kyle Darren Eglington was taken to court in relation to events in Bournemouth on March 4.

Eglington, 32, took a Citreon DS3 without the owner’s consent for use by himself or another person. At the time he was disqualified from driving and using the vehicle without insurance.

On the same day, he attempted to steal a marked Dorset Police BMW car following a vehicle stop.

Appearing in the dock at Poole Magistrates’ Court on October 1, Eglington, 32 and of Southcote Road, Bournemouth, pleaded guilty to four offences – attempting to steal a motor vehicle, using a vehicle without insurance, driving while disqualified and taking a conveyance without the owner’s consent.

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District Judge Stephen Nicholls committed the defendant to prison for eight weeks and ordered him to pay a £128 surcharge.

Eglington was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.

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