‘Final chance’ given to depressed man

Crime news
Crime news
Share this article
Have your say

A man missed appointments with his probation officer because he was so depressed he did not want to leave the house a judge was told.

Kieron Blows, 21, of Queens Promenade, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to breaching a court order.

He was sentenced to attend activity sessions and ordered to pay £50 costs by District Judge Meirion Lewis-Jones sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The judge told him: “This is not the first time you have breached a court order.

“I am going to give you a final chance.”

Peter Moran, prosecuting for the Probation Service, said Blows had been put on 12 months supervision for burglary of business premises.

He had not kept in touch with his probation officer and had only kept two of the eight appointments he had been offered.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, said: “He has severe depression and does not want to go out of the house at times.

“He has an enormous problem facing the world.”