Warrant issued as robber fails to turn up in court

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A JUDGE has issued a warrant for the arrest of a robber who is said to have failed to comply with the terms of his suspended sentence.

Daniel Brown was put on a one-year jail term suspended for 18 months after admitting robbing a man in Gorse Hill a year ago.

But the 23-year-old failed to turn up at Swindon Crown Court yesterday where he is accused of breaching the terms of the suspended sentence.

Rob Ross, defending, said: “When I was aware he was on the list yesterday I spoke to his mother and her partner who told me they would try and get hold of him.

“They were probably as successful as me. He is supposed to be living at his aunt’s. His mum is not here and she is normally here dragging him.”

Issuing a warrant without bail Judge Douglas Field said: “Having read all this paperwork I am not surprised he is not here.”

It is the second alleged breach after Brown, of Botley Copse, Peatmoor, admitted failing to attend supervision sessions in November last year.

He was ordered to do a course in education, training and employment on top of a drug rehabilitation requirement.

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2:03pm Fri 10 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

Wow there's a surprise, someone was given bail who then didnt turn up, who would have thought it!!!
Wow there's a surprise, someone was given bail who then didnt turn up, who would have thought it!!! house on the hill
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6:41am Sat 11 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

I wonder if the judiciary feel as embarrassed as they certainly should do about things like this?
I wonder if the judiciary feel as embarrassed as they certainly should do about things like this? ChannelX
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