Man’s jail plea turned down by court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man’s plea to be sent to prison to get clean from drugs and drink was turned down by a court.

Martin Rhodes, 29, formerly of Burlington Road, South Shore, now of no fixed address pleaded guilty to breaching a court order.

Blackpool magistrates ruled the order should continue. Rhodes was also fined £50 with £20 victims’ surcharge but could not pay immediately so magistrates ruled he must remain in the confines of the court until 1pm instead.

The court was told Rhodes had been put on nine months supervision with alcohol rehabilitation for offences of damage and resisting arrest.

He had failed to comply with the instructions of his probation officer and also missed an appointment.

David Charnley, defending, said: “He has asked me to request he be remanded in custody, as he says that is the only way he can get clean.”