Spalding man jailed for fourth breach of court order

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A man who breached a court order for the fourth time was sent straight to prison by magistrates.

Martyn Miles (22), of Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, was given 12 weeks’ custody when he appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

On February 19 this year, Miles was given a community order with unpaid work for dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.

Three previous breaches for failing to comply were marked with an additional 50 hours unpaid work and two fines.

Esther Moss, for the probation service, said Miles had completed only eight hours of the unpaid work and had 242 hours remaining.

She said the latest breach involved failure to attend an unpaid work session on September 13 and failure to provide an acceptable explanation to cover his absence within seven days.

Presiding magistrate Ann Harrison told Miles: “You have had no end of opportunities and you have just paid a complete disregard to the court’s orders. We feel as a bench that we have got no other option but to give you 12 weeks custody with immediate effect.”

Miles, who admitted the breach, was asked to wait for custodians to collect him from the waiting room.