Guilty plea for stolen car raid

Lee Tymon
Lee Tymon

A WIGAN man will be sentenced at crown court after admitting a string of driving offences which had crashed into the side of a shop and left a passenger badly injured.

Lee Tymon, 30, pictured, of Ridyard Street, Worsley Hall, admitted aggravated vehicle taking, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a licence and driving without insurance when he appeared at Wigan Magistrates’ Court.

During the early hours of the June 27, a Mercedes car was stolen from outside the owner’s address on Bulteel Street, Worsley Hall. At 3.20am the same morning police officers were called to the scene of a road traffic collision on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, where the stolen Mercedes had crashed into the side of Bargain Booze, causing damage to this as well as other surrounding property and a bus shelter.

A badly injured male was found in the front passenger seat, whilst the driver had left the scene. Suspected driver Tymon was found in nearby Tunstall Lane in an injured state. Due to the injuries sustained both Tymon and the passenger were taken straight to hospital.

Tymon was arrested on July 11 and gave a ‘no comment’ interview. He first appeared at Wigan Magistrates’ Court at the beginning of September and was bailed until September 22 where it was decided he should be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on October 19. He is now remanded in custody. The passenger is still recovering from spinal injuries and will be questioned at a later date.