A MAN who was found motionless in another person’s vehicle had “no recollection” of his actions, a court heard.

Peter Powell, 52, of Sealand Avenue, Garden City appeared at Mold Crown Court charged with the attempted theft of a motor vehicle and burglary.

Prosecuting Oliver King said overnight on September 24/25 Stacey Venables was with her husband and five children at their home on Aston Road.

They had left their back door unlocked and when Mrs Venables woke the next morning at 6.30am she saw her car lights illuminating on her drive.

Her front door was open, keys were missing and ‘coats normally hung up were on the floor’.

Mr King said Powell was sat in the driver’s seat and “appeared to be slumped with his head leaning against the window”.

At 6.40am the police arrived and “approached with caution”.

Officers opened the car and “took hold of the defendant before he woke” - it appeared he was “under the influence of drugs” and upon searching his trousers, two further sets of keys were found.

Interviewed by North Wales Police, Powell said he had taken drugs and had no recollection of what he had done.

He had taken a drug which “makes him act out of character and commit offences”, but he appeared to be remorseful for his actions.

Defending Robin Boag said Powell regrets his actions.

Judge Niclas Parry said: “You look rather interested in what was said and I think that’s because you don’t know what happened.

“The reality is you were out at night breaking into the house of a family, including five children. A serious burglary would have distressed them.”

Powell was jailed for eight months.