South Shields man gets 'more severe' order after breach following mix-up

A South Tyneside man has been ordered to undergo extra rehabilitation work with the Probation Service after failing to fully comply with the terms of a community order.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 11:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 11:45 am

Omar Wilson, 32, of Arthington Way, South Shields, had not fulfilled all requirements put in place last year, South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard.

District Judge Natalie Wortley was told he had fully completed the order’s term to carry out unpaid work but had failed to start rehabilitation work with the Probation Service, the second main requirement.

In a case brought by the Probation Service, Wilson’s original offence was not revealed to the court.

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The case was heard at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

David Forrester, defending, said: “He said that the address that the Probation Service had was his mum’s address. The first thing that he knew was when his mum brought his letters round.

“He had lost his appointment card and was waiting for a letter. He perhaps naively thought that because he had done the unpaid work, that was that. He had 13 more days to do.

“He doesn’t show any ill will towards the Probation Service, he’s quite happy to do the work.”

Wilson, who admitted breaching the order, was told by District Judge Wortley he must undergo two extra days of rehabilitation work. She also ordered him to pay £60 Probation Service costs.

She told him: “You have breached a community order, which is a serious matter. As it is, I have to make the order more severe.”