A DRUNKEN joyrider has been told he faces jail after going on a rampage in a stolen bus.

Jordan Mann, 18, of Holborough Close, Colchester, took the Scania bus from the station in Queen Street, Colchester, after a night out.

He didn’t get far, crashing into cars and railings in Queen Street.

The former Colchester Institute student admitted charges of dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court.

He also admitted drink-driving and driving without a licence or insurance.

Mann already has convictions for similar motoring offences, the court heard.

After Mann admitted the offences, Evelyn Hicks, mitigating, said Mann knew he was facing jail.

Judge Rodger Hayward Smith QC replied: “He’s going the right way about it.”

Police were originally called to Priory Street, Colchester where a buggy used by Colchester Council gardeners was found abandoned on Sunday, January 29, at 1.30am.

Joyriders had stolen the electric buggy and smashed it through several sets of gates in Castle Park.

Mann was not charged in relation to these offences.

Police were later called to Queen Street after a bus crashed.

The teenager will return to court for sentence next month. He was granted bail until then.

After the hearing, Mann posted messages on Facebook.

He told pals: “I stole a bus”, before adding he thought he would be “getting about two years” in a young offenders institution.