A VILLAGER has been warned he faces a jail sentence after he admitted assaulting a neighbour and driving dangerously.

Benjamin Carr was driving a Mercedes which hit vehicles parked near his home in Meadowside Road, Sandford, near Crediton, during an incident on August 10 last year in which four cars were damaged.

Carr, aged 50, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and uninsured, assault by battery and two counts of criminal damage when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

He had previously admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and making a malicious telephone call at Exeter Magistrates Court.

The criminal damage offences related to a window of a house in Meadowside Road and a Dacia car which was parked there.

He denied making threats to kill another man and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by kicking it during the same incident. The prosecution accepted these pleas.

They also accepted not guilty pleas to three further counts of damaging cars, including a Ford and a Honda.

Prosecutor Mr Tom Bradnock said these offences formed part of the dangerous driving offence and did not need to be prosecuted separately.

Judge Stephen Climie remanded Carr in custody and ordered the probation service to prepare a pre-sentence report.

He told him: “These matters are serious enough to warrant immediate custody. When you are sentenced will consider whether there may be alternatives or whether you will have to serve more time in prison.”