As a result, Rhys James Munro, of Rue de la Hocq, St Clement, was given an extra 50 hours work for breaching the community service order, and was told that the only thing that saved him from prison was his age.
Relief Magistrate Sarah Fitz said to the defendant: ‘I want to put a marker down to you and to others that community service needs to be taken seriously.’ She added that when people did not comply, it called into question the credibility of the scheme as an alternative to custody.
The court heard that Munro later produced a doctor’s certificate saying he had been unwell at the time. The manager of the community service scheme, Andy Le Marrec, told the court: ‘I don’t accept that he was unwell at the weekend.’
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