Suspended sentence for ‘work failures’

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A man convicted of burglary and criminal damage risks prison if he misses any more unpaid work sessions.

Samuel Tooke (23), of High Road, Whaplode, was given a ten week prison sentence, suspended for nine months, with 200 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay £75 costs by magistrates on Thursday.

He admitted failing to attend unpaid work on September 12 and 27 without reasonable excuse.

Probation officer Kiran Patel said ten hours were added to the 240-hour order for a previous breach.

Solicitor Rachel Stevens, mitigating, said it was Tooke’s dearest wish to get the order completed but there had been problems with him being bullied by other attendees and absences through arrests.