Haphazard thief sprayed car engine with fire extinguisher to remove DNA evidence

  • REPEAT offender carried out an unskilled car battery theft in which he sprayed a car engine with a fire extinguisher in an attempt to remove DNA evidence.Haphazard Lee Webster, 33, also left a bloodied stone on a car seat when he stole a car battery and attempted to steal another from a South Molton garage on January 6Webster, of Stevenage Street, Taunton, was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and a four-week curfew from North Devon magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 23. He appeared in court in handcuffs after spending three days in custody having been refused bail following arrest, and pleaded guilty to theft and criminal damage.



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