A man has been jailed after taking a boat and driving away without the permission of the owner.

Kyron Michael Denmark, of Hill Street in Hilperton, was charged with aggravated vehicle taking - ( initial taker ) vehicle and property damage under £5000, after taking a narrowboat without the owner's permission.

After having unlawfully taken the boat, Denmark drove it around and caused damage as he hit another canal boat.

The incident took place at Hilperton Marina in Trowbridge between October 7 and October 16, 2020.

The now 23-year-old faced South East Wiltshire Magistrates' Court on July 29 this year, and he pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated vehicle taking - (initial taker) vehicle and property damage under £5000.

He was initally also charged with burglary dwelling and theft with no violence and criminal damage to property valued under £5000, but these were withdrawn in court.

He was sentenced to prison for 12 weeks and was also made to pay compensation fees of £1017, and a collection order was made.

This fee is to be paid by April 30, 2023.

He was disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months and 42 days.