A TEENAGER who was told to do community service for handling stolen goods has been jailed after he repeatedly failed to turn up for the unpaid work.
Daniel Brown was ordered to carry out 200 hours of work in the community after he was caught with a silver necklace and bracelet that was taken in a burglary at Fair Acre Rise in Fareham.
The 18-year-old also used a cash card that was taken in the raid to withdraw money from the victim Adam Toole’s account.
He was given the community order in October last year and promptly went on to breach it twice.
But despite being given two more chances to stay out of jail by the courts Brown continued to ignore the order.
He was finally jailed for eight weeks at Portsmouth Crown Court for the latest breach after Judge Graham White told him: ‘It’s not good enough.
‘This is your third breach.
‘The court is not prepared to accept that somebody like you can dictate terms to it and decide when he does and when he doesn’t do unpaid work.
‘You have been given two opportunities before and you have failed.’
While Brown has done 50 of the 200 hours of community service he was told to do, he failed to turn up five times in May and once in April.
On one of those occasions, rather than carrying out his community service, Brown was in fact committing another offence and attacking someone.