Addict sent to prison

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man with a drug habit who failed to sign in at the police station as he was ordered to by a court has been jailed.

Colin Clapp, 30, who gave his address as the Salvation Army Hostel, Raikes Parade, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and breaching bail.

Presiding magistrate, Brian Horrocks, told Clapp: “You were bailed not two minutes ago and you are going out committing offences.”

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Clapp had been bailed on the condition he signed on at Blackpool’s Central police station. On August 30 he failed to sign on. The next day a police officer arrested Clapp. He was found to have a plastic wrap of heroin. It was his second breach.

Clapp was sentenced to 28 days’ imprisonment and ordered to pay a £180 court charge with £80 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.