A dangerous driver has been remanded in custody rather than risk being “let go, and let go and let go.”

Gilberto Venancio, 28, had been convicted of driving dangerously on Market Street, one of the main routes through Farnworth, last autumn.

But Bolton Crown Court heard from Judge Abigail Hudson that she was concerned about him going on to commit further crimes, despite police having granted him bail the last time.

Judge Abigail Hudson said: “Experience suggests that they just expedite the charging decision and let him go and let him go and let him go.”

She added: “I’m extremely concerned that there is a risk of him committing further offences if this defendant remains on bail.”

The Bolton News: The case was heard at Bolton Crown CourtThe case was heard at Bolton Crown Court (Image: Newsquest)

Dressed in a blue puffer jacket and dark grey Under Armour tracksuit Venancio, of no fixed abode, looked on from the dock as the court debated his case.

Venancio had been convicted of dangerous driving in a BMW on Market Street on October 5 last year and was bailed after his initial arrest.

Prosecutor Megan Horner laid out the case before Bolton Crown Court but accepted a debate of several weeks before Venancio could be sentenced.

This would allow further reports to be completed by police and probation services.

But Ms Horner agreed with Judge Hudson's view on remanding the defendant rather than to allow him to walk free from court until then.

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Rebecca Caulfield, defending, argued that Venancio had always attended previous court hearings and police meetings and said that he would be willing to do so again on the next occasion.

She told the court that this meant it would not be necessary to remand him into custody ahead of his sentencing hearing.

But Judge Hudson said that she could not be sure that Venancio would not go on to commit further crimes, given his previous record and ruled that he be remanded until being brought back to learn his fate.

Judge Hudson ordered that he be taken into custody until then and Venancio was led from the dock into the cells below.

She set a date for the sentencing on Thursday March 21.