A man has pleaded guilty to stealing a car from a driveway in Whiteley.

As previously reported, It is alleged that the car was taken from a driveway in Rattigan Gardens, Whiteley at around 5.30am on Sunday, March 24. 

The vehicle was later found abandoned at Windhover Roundabout near Bursledon, and officers made an arrest nearby.

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Following enquiries, 19-year-old Joris Augustaitis, of no fixed abode,- was charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

Yesterday on Monday, March 25, he appeared before Magistrates at Southampton Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "He was remanded in custody until Monday, April 15 when he will be sentenced for this offence at Southampton Crown Court."