A Darwen man once described as one of East Lancashire’s most wanted has appeared in court after admitting a string of offences.

Nathan Keith Posteraro, who has a lengthy criminal record, was due to be sentenced today at Preston Crown Court.

In March at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court, the 30-year-old was convicted of dangerous driving, driving without a licence or insurance, and four counts of criminal damage.

Posteraro, of Preston Street, admitted causing criminal damage to two police vehicles - a Peugeot Expert and a Ford Mondeo as well as to an Audi A1 and a Volkswagen Transporter.

The offences took place on March 19 in Darwen and Blackburn.

He also admitted to driving an Audi A3, which was displaying Irish number plates, dangerously in Avondale Road in Darwen on the same date.

The sentencing was adjourned until August 2 to allow details of the value of the damage to be sourced.

In 2014, Posteraro was listed as one of Lancashire Police’s most wanted individuals for the offences of common assault after punching a doorman, breaching a court order and serious assault.

At Preston Crown Court today the judge, Philip Parry, warned Posteraro that he is subject to an interim driving disqualification following his appearance at the magistrates’ court.

Posteraro was granted conditional bail until sentencing. Bail conditions require him to live and sleep at his home address, be subject to a curfew between 7pm and 7am, and report to Greenbank Police Station in Blackburn every Wednesday between 12noon and 2pm.

“If you don’t come back on August 2, the judge will issue a warrant and then when you are arrested you will face a further offence,” the judge said.

“If you breach your bail conditions you will be arrested and kept in custody. You have been given an interim driving disqualification so you mustn’t get behind the wheel of a car.

“You seen to be making reasonable good progress so continue with that.”

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