11 Dec, 2019 @ 12:09
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Benidorm bus joyrider held in custody without bail as he faces 7 YEARS for wrecking 29 vehicles and assaulting police officer

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THE British man who stole a coach in Benidorm before embarking on a reckless joyride could face up to seven years in prison, court documents reveal.

The 27-year-old, named by the Sun as Josh Wannan, has been remanded in custody without bail as the Benidorm judge said there was a ‘risk’ of him fleeing the country.

The holidaymaker is charged with dangerous driving, theft of a motorised vehicle and attacking a police officer.

Wannan reportedly stole the keys to the Premier coach on Sunday night before riding round Benidorm streets on a two-kilometre rampage that saw 29 vehicles damaged.

CCTV footage of the outrageous joyride caught the moment motorbikes went flying as the disorderly driver mowed into a parking lane on Benidorm’s Camino Salto de Agua.

The bus crashed on Calle Bélgica metres from a Policía Local station where Wannan resisted arrest and attacked a police officer.

The Benidorm magistrate said the reckless journey was made ‘consciously’ and ‘violated the most elementary rules of road safety’.

The magistrate added the suspect was ‘a foreign citizen, who lacks residency in the Spanish territory, and therefore could avoid appearing before the Administration of Justice’.

He has been placed in jail without bail as prosecutors press for up to five years prison for dangerous driving and two years for assaulting a police officer.

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STOP: Josh Wannan, 27, was arrested metres from the Premier bus he stole on Sunday night in Benidorm

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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