Teenager warned to change his behaviour

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A teenager who failed to take up the support of the Probation Service has ended up back in jail.

Jack Fawcett ‘s case was described as a sad one because he had no family backing, a court was told.

Fawcett, 18, of Bayside, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to breaching a three-month supervision imposed when he was released from a young offenders’ institution after serving a 10 months’ sentence imposed for wounding a 14-year-old boy, assaulting two police officers, theft and damage.

He was sentenced to 25 days’ in a young offenders institution by Blackpool magistrates.

Presiding magistrate, Roy Gough, warned him: “Unless you change your life you are going to be continually going into custody.”

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said: “His position is quite a depressing one for a young person. He does not live with either his mother or father.

“He has had a lack of help from his family and had not helped himself as he was 
offered help by the Probation Service to try and sort out his problems with drugs, alcohol, finances and accommodation.”