Angus joyride: Montrose teen in court

Dundee Sheriff Court

Dundee Sheriff Court

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A Montrose teenager was in court today (Monday) on charges alleging that he stole a car in Arbroath and went on a joyride to Dundee.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of a string of motoring offences as a result of the incident on September 30, last year.

He is alleged to have stolen a car in Arbroath’s Victoria Park before failing to stop when ordered to by three uniformed police officers in Dundee’s Douglas Road.

The boy is then said to have driven the Peugeot 208 through a series of streets in Dundee’s Douglas and Fintry areas.

Prosecutors say he drove erratically, repeatedly hit the kerb and mounted the central reservation before driving on the wrong side of the road, going round a roundabout the wrong way and hitting a Ford Focus CC convertible.

The boy, 16, of Montrose, did not enter a plea to the summary complaint during a hearing at Dundee Sheriff Court.

He is said to have been on two bail orders from Aberdeen Sheriff Court at the time of the offences.

Sheriff Elizabeth Munro continued the case without plea until later this month.