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Man is jailed for Ferrari theft

A man who stole a Premiership footballer's 150,000 Ferrari from a petrol station forecourt has been jailed for 10 weeks.

Middlesbrough midfielder Gary O'Neil is understood to have left his keys in the ignition of his black Ferrari F430 Spider F1 as he went to pay for fuel.

The vehicle was driven 15 miles from the garage in Harrogate to York.

Phillip McNamara, from Hull, appeared at Harrogate Magistrates' Court where he admitted aggravated vehicle taking.

The 28-year-old, who also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance, was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

North Yorkshire Police said the car was taken from a service station in Ripon Road on Monday morning.

Officers said the car was spotted overtaking other vehicles on the A59 and was later abandoned in Tadcaster Road.



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