GUILTY: Jordan Ramsay-Clark drove stolen Audi convertible carrying flick knife
Friday 14th February 2020
A PROFESSIONAL online gambler man was caught at the wheel of a stolen £40,000 Audi convertible in possession of a flick knife, a court heard.
Jordan Ramsay-Clark (25) of Clare Place was stopped in the county town by police who spotted he was driving the car with incorrect number plates.
After they searched his vehicle, which had been stolen six months previously in Surrey, officer discovered a four inch blade inside.
The court was told how he had bought the car "without knowing its history" - obtaining just a key and no documents.
His defence solicitor Vicky Hart said her client does not have a job as such but it instead in the business of "online gambling" and therefore does not claim benefits.
On February 14, he pleaded building to handling stolen goods and possession of the flick knife and his case was sent to crown court for sentence.
The car had been stolen in Oxted in Surrey on February 19 but Ramsay-Clark was not stopped until July 23 2019.
Miss Hart told magistrates in Maidstone that her client disputed the £40,000 valuation of the four-year-old car as he had seen several cars of a similar age and make for less than half that.
The bench, sitting on Friday February 14, felt its sentencing powers were insufficient, particularly on the knife charge.He faces jail at crown court.
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