Teenager failed to do unpaid work

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A teenager failed to do any of the payback work a court ordered him to complete.

Connor Hunter, 19, of Grafton Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to not complying with a community order.

He was sentenced to do an extra 20 hours unpaid work for the community by Blackpool magistrates.

Charmain Moulds, prosecuting for the probation service, said in November last year Hunter was sentenced to do 180 hours unpaid work for the community and 12 months supervision for an offence of theft from a person.

Hunter had not yet done any of the payback work and kept only two of the six appointments he was offered.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Hunter had been told he would have to do unpaid work at a venue near Blackpool Airport, but he had no money to travel there.

He now understood if he managed to get there for a first appointment he would be given tokens for the bus.