Cafe boss ‘too busy’ to attend probation

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A man was too busy running his cafe to keep in touch with his probation officer.

Matthew Wilson, 23, of South King Street, Blackpool, admitted breaching a suspended prison sentence order for 18 hours supervision and 100 hours unpaid work for the community.

He was sentenced to a three day compliance activity requirement and ordered to pay £50 costs by Blackpool magistrates.

Peter Moran, for the probation service, said Wilson had failed to report to his probation officer on October 6 and 20.

Wilson had only completed 15 hours of his 100 hours unpaid work for the community.

Wilson told magistrates: “I now have someone to stand in for me one day a week and I will be able to do the community work.”

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