THE man who stole a Wombwell pensioner’s car in March pleaded guilty to charges of burglary.

On March 30, James Ramsden, of Chesterfield Road in Sheffield, stole an 80-year-old woman’s Vauxhall Corsa which was parked on Lundhill Grove.

Ramsden was working in the area as a window cleaner at the time and was identified by witnesses after he returned to the street the following day.

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The 35-year-old was arrested by officers and then charged - he appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on April 3 and pleaded guilty to charges of burglary, disqualified driving and driving without insurance.

Detective David Barker said: “I would first off like to thank the residents who spotted Ramsden as he returned to the scene of the crime, and called this in to us.

“They showed a great deal of community spirit and apprehended him while alerting police.

“Although I am pleased with the speed at which we were able to apprehend Ramsden, this has been a really upsetting incident for the woman involved and we have not yet been able to locate her car.

“The victim is 80 years old, and having a car allows her to maintain her independence.

“I am appealing for anyone who spots the Corsa - reg DL14 RHE - to report this to us, we’d really like to get it back to her.”

Ramsden will return for sentencing later this month.