A burglar who stole a luxury car from a rich Buckinghamshire neighbourhood and sped through busy London streets got a year off his five-and-a-half year jail term at the Court of Appeal today.
Callum Thomas Brown, 21, of Silverdale Close, Hanwell, was sent to prison after admitting dangerous driving, burglary and theft at Aylesbury Crown Court in February.
But he was granted a 12-month reduction in his term on Friday (3).
Cutting the sentence, Mr Justice David Clarke told how a luxury Bentley car, worth around £135,000, was stolen after raiders burgled a house in wealthy Denham, Buckinghamshire, in July last year.
Hours later, the car, which was fitted with a tracker device, was spotted by police in Queensway, Bayswater, West London.
Brown, who was at the wheel, sped off and drove dangerously eventually hitting a parked car. He ran off but was caught by police.
The judge said he was previously sentenced for more than he had admitted as Brown said his job was merely to drive the car to see if it had a tracker.
The one-year sentence imposed for the dangerous driving, ordered to run consecutively, was allowed to remain, leaving him with a total of four-and-a-half years.