THESE dramatic pictures show the aftermath of a Painswick man's crash in dad’s Aston Martin hire car.

A promising musician who had no driving licence went for a joyride in the car - an Aston Martin Rapide - that his dad had hired and wrote it off in a crash.

George Jones, 20, of Gloucester Street, Painswick, admitted aggravated vehicle taking and driving without a licence or insurance on November 12 last year.

He was driving on the A46 when he clipped a lorry with his real wheel arch and flipped the car.

Jones escaped from the car, which landed on its roof, and fled the scene.

The vehicle was quickly traced through the hire company to Jones' father, and police attended the address. Jones was arrested and admitted the offence.

At Gloucester Crown Court on April 5, Jones was given eight months detention in a young offenders institute suspended for twelve months. He was also ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work.

Prosecutor Alex Daymond said the car had been worth £50,000 it's salvage value was now £15,000 and was written off.

“The company also lost income from eight weddings they had to cancel to a value of £4,400,” he said.

Defence lawyer, Joe Maloney, said Jones had been "shaken up" by the incident and had not been taking his medication.

Sentencing Jones, judge Michael Cullum asked for the image of they car on it's roof to be shown again on the court monitors and said to him: “What sort of person leaves the scene of that accident?

“I sill do not understand why you took it. Yes, you have ADHD issues. But you knew you did not have the right to drive it.

“You have a lot to offer, on a prestigious music production course. That does not involve you being in custody.

“Yet what would right thinking people think if people like you did not receive a custodial sentence, causing £35,000 of damage?

“Those people would not know of your mental health struggles since age of 11.

“I have to balance the two. I am going to give you a chance. Only one chance."

“If you come back, you better bring a bag to help you with your time in custody," he said.

Jones was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to pay court costs of £425.