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Man failed to attend probation appointments following assaults

A man who made little contact with probation officers following a court sentence has been given a suspended sentence.
Peterborough Magistrates' Court (Photo: Martyn Moore)

Last April, Kieran Watts, 38, was given a community order for two assaults on September 1, 2020. The order included unpaid work, rehabilitation activity requirement days and an alcohol abstinence monitoring requirement.

However, Peterborough Magistrates’ Court was told that Watts had made no contact with probation since May 4, he was not living at the address on record and he had done no unpaid work.

Watts was arrested last Saturday and appeared at court on Monday in custody to admit breaching the order.

Claire Thorneley, mitigating, said: “He accepts that he has not complied with the community order and has failed to attend appointments.”

District Judge Ken Sheraton revoked the order and resentenced Watts to four weeks’ custody for each assault offence, to run consecutively, suspended for one year.

Watts, of Huntingdon Street in St Neots, must also do 150 hours’ unpaid work, 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 90 days’ alcohol abstinence monitoring.