Man escapes his drugs woes
A MAN took himself hundreds of miles away from Selby to escape drug problems, a court was told last Thursday.
However, Selby magistrates were told that Josh Weston had failed to tell the probation service, who are running his unpaid work order, when he took off for Plymouth. Weston, 20, of Charles Street, Selby, appeared before the court admitting to failures to turn up for the work on December 6 and 16.
The original work order of 50 hours was imposed in September last year for the theft of tools from a building site. The magistrates heard that Weston had previously breached the order and had had a seven-day specific activity imposed as punishment.
Weston, who was unrepresented on Thursday, told the magistrates that he had had problems to do with drugs and debts and had taken himself to an aunts in Plymouth to get away from them.
Adding that he was now back and willing to complete the community order, Weston said that he was no longer associating with the same people.
Warning Weston that any further breaches could result in a disposal that he probably would not like, magistrates Hillary Gilbertson told him that they were adding a further 21 hours to the order.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Goole
Sunday 26 May 2013
Temperature: 6 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 18 mph
Wind direction: South