A habitual car thief addicted to the excitement of instigating police chases has appeared in court again after admitting stealing seven other vehicles.
Reece Bosworth stole a £24,000 Audi A4 from a friend’s father in 2009, when he was just 17 years old, and also admitted taking six motorbikes over a period of time.
The car, which had £800 of golf clubs in the boot, was never recovered.
Bosworth is currently serving a seven-year sentence for robbery, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and actual bodily harm, after stealing a taxi and deliberately ramming police cars sent to pursue him, all while drunk.
The historic offences came to light after Bosworth asked to be interviewed about them in custody.
Bosworth, aged 20, of The Briars, Briar Hill admitted seven charges of theft at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday.
Michael Waterfield, prosecuting, said: “In October 2012, Bosworth asked to be interviewed about a number of offences. He told officers he had left the car in Duston and didn’t know anything about the items in it.”
Kevin Barry, mitigating said: “This was while he was halfway through what became quite a serious criminal career.
“It was committed while he was in the thick of a patch of vehicle taking, where he would just take vehicles, joyride them and dump them.”
In December 2011, the same court heard Bosworth got in a taxi outsider Aspers Casino in Northampton, stating his girlfriend was about to commit suicide and he needed to get home.
He was driven to Briar Hill and got out the car, but then seemed to collapse.
As the driver went to investigate, Bosworth dragged him to the floor, jumped into the car, and drove off, reversing into two cars.
Police cars pursued him and tried to block him in, at which point he deliberately rammed one of them.
He caused a total of £24,700 of damage, all while nearly three times the legal drink-drive limit.
On Tuesday, Judge Lynn Tayton sentenced Bosworth to eight months’ detention, to run concurrently to his existing sentence.