vehicles without consent. (Theft
Act 1968 s.12a)
an offence for a person to take a vehicle for his own or another
personís use, without having consent from the lawful owner. It is also
an offence to drive a vehicle which has been taken without permission. It
is also an offence if injury or damage were caused through that vehicle
being driven dangerously, or if damage were to be caused to that vehicle.
the case is tried by magistrates, there is a maximum of 6 months in prison
and £5000 fine. If tried in the Crown Court, there is a 10 year custodial
sentence and an unlimited fine.