A HEREFORDSHIRE man has been jailed after failing to turn up at probation appointments after he was released from prison.

Daniel Wood admitted one count of failing to comply with requirements of post-custodial supervision when he appeared before magistrates in Westminster, London, in March.

The court heard from probation officers that Wood, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Rebecca Field, was supposed to attend appointments after his release from custody.


But the court heard the 44-year-old failed to attend an appointment on February 6 and gave no reasonable excuse for his absence. He did not give the required evidence to justify missing the appointment.

Magistrates jailed Wood, of Ridgemoor Road in Leominster, for 14 days.

Wood last appeared in court last year for repeatedly stealing from shops in Herefordshire, common assault and using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress. He pleaded guilty to six separate charges and a curfew was imposed ahead of his sentencing.