A VAN thief who drove a stolen vehicle dangerously has been jailed.

Kane Magee, from Lymm, was handed a year behind bars at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, July 4.

The 27-year-old, of Farcroft Close, has admitted dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without a licence and driving without insurance during an earlier hearing at Warrington Magistrates Court.

Magee took a Ford Transit van from Woodland Avenue in Lymm on Friday, May 17 – a vehicle which he then drove dangerously.

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He was also banned from driving for two-a-half years by judge Patrick Thompson and will be required to pass an extended retest before being allowed back on the roads.