Street fighter in court for failing to complete community service order

Teesside Crown Court

Teesside Crown Court

First published in News

A DAD-OF-TWO was spared jail despite failing to complete a community order he was given with a suspended jail sentence.

Daniel Walker was given a six month jail sentence, suspended for 24 months, after taking part in what Teesside Crown Court heard was a “large scale street fight”.

Walker was told to do 140 hours unpaid work in October last year, but to date had only completed 84 and-a-half hours.

Sean Grainger, mitigating, said the 25-year-old, of Gilmore Street, Thornaby, had found a full-time job doing shifts and had also been through a difficult time with his partner’s pregnancy.

He said: “He accepts that he has not complied with the order. He also never got around to supplying the necessary proof that he was in employment [to the probation service].

“He does not want to go to prison and wants to carry on with the order.”

The Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Simon Bourne-Arton said he would give Walker a “last chance”.

He ordered that he do a further 60 hours unpaid work and pay £100 court costs within 28 days.

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4:21pm Fri 6 Jun 14

greenfinger says...

Horrible title, people like this thrive of rubbish like that. Street fighter, my word!
Horrible title, people like this thrive of rubbish like that. Street fighter, my word! greenfinger
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