A HEREFORDSHIRE thief failed to turn up for his unpaid work and appointments with probation, a court has heard.

Stuart James Dalby admitted breaching the terms of a community order and failing to surrender to custody when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester.

The court heard Dalby had been subject to a community order imposed by magistrates in Cheltenham on September 4, 2020, for stealing wood fencing items from a building supplier in Newent.


But the 45-year-old had failed without reasonable excuse to attend an appointment with his offender manager on September 14, failed without reasonable excuse to attend for unpaid work on October 23, and failed to surrender to custody at Gloucestershire Magistrates Court on December 10, having been released on bail by magistrates in Kidderminster.

Magistrates revoked the original community order, and Dalby, of Old Market Close, Ross-on-Wye, was handed a four-week community order and curfew with electronic monitoring.

He must pay costs of £60 and an £85 victim surcharge.