A YOUNG man who is starting to turn around his life has been given a final chance by a judge despite committing a further four offences.

Charlie Rennie was already on two suspended sentences – totalling two-and-a-half years – imposed in 2017 for possessing a Class A drug, and last January for aggravated vehicle taking.

The 21-year-old was caught driving while disqualified and without insurance last September.

His barrister, Paul Abrahams, told Teesside Crown Court that Rennie was now more settled, has patched things up with his parents and moved back home, and is working with his father in the motor trade.

The court heard that the drugs offence involved more than £2,000 worth of ecstasy he had taken to a music festival as teenager.

Mr Abrahams said Rennie had done all of his unpaid community work and observed a curfew imposed at Leeds Crown Court as part of his first suspended sentence.

Judge Simon Bourne-Arton, QC, deferred sentence until September 4 – the day he retires – and told Rennie if he stayed out of trouble and saved up to pay a hefty fine, he would not be locked up.

Rennie, of Low Lane, Middlesbrough, admitted driving while disqualified, having no insurance and breaching two suspended sentence orders.