Curfew man went missing for 57 hours

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man was said to have torn off the electric tag monitoring his curfew after his mother asked him to leave home.

Damian Campbell, 27, of Onslow Road, Layton, pleaded guilty to breaching a curfew, and possession of cannabis.

You took my weed, but you did not find all of it

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police were called to an address on Regent Road where people were said to be refusing to leave and causing a disturbance on May 28.

All the occupants were searched and Campbell was found with a snap-bag of cannabis.

Later Campbell was seen by a police officer and the defendant told him “You took my weed, but you did not find all of it.” He said he had been using the drug since the age of 15.

Campbell had been put on an 8pm to 6am curfew for an offence of interfering with a motor vehicle but after June 18 he breached it and went missing for 57 hours.

Peter Manning, defending, said his client had a problem with both cannabis and alcohol.

Campbell was sentenced to do 60 hours’ unpaid work for the community plus up to 20 days’ rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service and ordered to pay a £180 court charge plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Huw Edwards, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.