A 22-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court after taking someone else’s car while over the drug-drive limit and crashing into a Herefordshire market house.

Kieren Bradford crashed into the clock tower of Kington’s market house on November 26 last year.

He appeared at Hereford Magistrates’ Court on May 22.

At the time, West Mercia Police said officers were called to Church Street in Kington following a report that a car had crashed into a building. One person was taken to hospital.


Bradford pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage of £5,000 or over, one count of driving a vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit, and one count of driving a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He had taken a Mitsubishi Lancer from another person, without the owner’s consent, and crashed into the market clock tower. Damage was also caused to the vehicle.

Bradford will appear at Worcester Crown Court for sentencing later this month.