Man Narrowly Escapes Jail After Admitting He Has Missed Upaid Work Sessions

PUBLISHED: 14:56 27 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:46 04 May 2010

DANIEL Nunn escaped a jail sentence this week, after admitting that he had managed to complete just two hours of unpaid work within three months. Nunn - who was given a 100-hour work order last October for an offence of handling stolen goods - admitted br

DANIEL Nunn escaped a jail sentence this week, after admitting that he had managed to complete just two hours of unpaid work within three months.

Nunn - who was given a 100-hour work order last October for an offence of handling stolen goods - admitted breaching that order by missing two appointments with the probation service.

"He attended an induction course, but failed to attend a health and safety session," Maxine Bailey from the probation service explained at Ely Magistrates' Court.

Nunn had no income between December 22 and February 10, because his benefit was stopped, explained solicitor Adam Haselhurst.

"That caused him significant difficulties with getting to Cambridge," he added. "He is now back on benefit, and has put aside some money for his travelling expenses.

Nunn, 23, of Hempfield Place, Littleport, who has another 60-hour work order in place, was given an extra 20 hours work, leaving him a total of 178 hours to complete.

"If you do not comply you will surely go to prison," warned presiding magistrate Janet South.

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