Weekend in custody has major impact on offender
A 22-YEAR-OLD Cheltenham man who spent a weekend crying in prison after he was arrested on a warrant has mended his ways, a judge was told.
Alex Sheerin was arrested in October for flouting a court imposed order, which included a requirement to complete unpaid work.
He spent a weekend in custody and was then given a final chance to prove he could knuckle down and comply with his order, which was imposed for an offence of unlawfully wounding a woman.
Judge Jamie Tabor QC heard that Sheerin had complied fully with the supervision and the unpaid work since October and had been working on the clearance of allotments.
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"You are doing all right, but if you slip up, you know what will happen," the judge warned him. "I don't want to see you again."
Judge Tabor added a further 10 hours to the unpaid work requirement for the breach and ordered Sheerin to pay £120 towards the prosecution costs.
It was in July that Sheerin, of Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, was placed on a supervision and unpaid work order after he admitted unlawful wounding.
But the court heard subsequently that he had displayed "a remarkably lackadaisical" attitude to the sentence.