A MAN charged with carrying out half a dozen crimes in Darlington has appeared before the court.

Daniel Dodsworth, 27, of Stanhope Road, attended Darlington Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday, December 6) and admitted offences including taking a car without its owner’s consent on November 18, driving it without a licence or insurance and then making off without paying for £39 worth of petrol.

The other offences were causing £180 of damage to police station wall in Darlington on May 28 and being drunk and disorderly on Stanhope Road on October 3.

His case was stood down for a pre-sentence report and Dodsworth is due back before magistrates on January 3.