A MAN has admitted to stealing a pensioner’s car in Wombwell when he appeared before court last week.

The 80-year-old’s brown Vauxhall Corsa was parked on Lundhill Grove when it was stolen at around 10am that morning.

James Ramsden, of Chesterfield Road, Sheffield was working in the area as a window cleaner at the time.

He was identified by witnesses after he returned to Lundhill Grove the following day. The 35-year-old was arrested by officers and later charged.

Despite an arrest being made Barnsley detective, DS David Baker, is appealing for the car’s return.

He 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 pleaded guilty to charges of burglary, disqualified driving and driving without insurance on April 3.

He will be sentenced later this month.