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.

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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.