A FORMER binman who made national headlines after kicking the head off a snowman in Hereford has avoided being sent to prison after breaking the terms of his suspended sentence order.

Callum James Woodhouse admitted one count of failing to comply with the community requirements of a suspended sentence order when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in October.

The court heard that the 22-year-old had been made subject to a suspended sentence by magistrates in Hereford in March.


But, magistrates were told, he had failed to comply with the terms of the order by failing to attend probation appointments on March 28 and June 16, and further failed to provide the required evidence to reasonably excuse his absences within the specified time limit.

Magistrates said it would be unjust to activate the suspended sentence as Woodhouse is suffering mental health episodes and is sofa-surfing.

Woodhouse, who is of no fixed address, was fined £60 for the offence, but no prosecution costs were ordered to be paid due to his lack of means.