Further hours added to Milford man's community order

Sunday 8th December 2019 11:00 am
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A Milford Haven man who breached his community order has been given extra hours of unpaid work by magistrates.

Twenty-five-year-old Daniel William Phillips, of Ashgrove, Mount Estate, was charged with failing to comply with the requirements of a community order when he appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Monday to admit the offence.

Mr. Phillips was brought before the court after he failed to attend unpaid work appointments on August 18 and November 3.

The defendant also failed to provide acceptable evidence as to why he missed his scheduled appointments.

Probation officer Julie Norman told the court that Mr. Phillips was given a 12-month community order which included 100 hours of unpaid work and 10 days of rehabilitation activity requirement (RAR).

Ms. Norman added that the order was due to expire, with the defendant only completing 83 of the 100 hours imposed by magistrates.

She said, Mr. Phillips had certain views of the criminal justice system and the work load was far too excessive.

However, Ms. Norman did mention that significant progress had been made by Mr. Phillips.

Defence solicitor Mike Kelleher said his client had been absent seven times for the first breach which was used as evidence.

He said that the defendant had accepted that he had breached his community order, adding that Mr. Phillips had been assaulted the day before August 18 and then slept in on November 3 which led to him missing his unpaid work appointments.

Magistrates heard that Mr. Phillips had been attending all of his probation appointments when required, with his RAR yet to start.

On sentencing, the chairman of the bench said: “You don’t want to be here again.”

Mr. Phillips was given an extra 20 hours added to his community order and was ordered to pay £50 in costs.

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