Suicidal Whitburn man stole his parents’ car

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A SUICIDAL son stole his parents’ car to drive off a cliff.

Gary Robson, 24, lost control of the Ford Fiesta before he reached the seafront and the car was written off before he could complete his plan.

Robson pleaded guilty to theft, which meant his parents did not have to give evidence against him.

Mr Recorder Jeremy Freedman sentenced Robson, of Farrow Drive, Whitburn, to a community order for 18 months and a 12-month driving ban.