A BURGLAR who breached a suspended sentence for a third time has been given a week to complete his unpaid work – or risk jail .

Luke Chapman was told “If I see you again you’ll be going straight downstairs,” when Judge Euan Ambrose gave him a chance at his second breach hearing in July.

But after being told the 21-year-old failed to complete the order because his grandmother died the judge said he would give him one week to prove he could finish it.

Rob Ross, defending, told Swindon Crown Court that after the last breach his client did 98 hours of unpaid work in ten weeks, leaving just 21 to do.

In September he had accommodation problems and missed an appointment but was told he could save himself by turning up three times in a week to do the work.

Despite wanting to put it behind him he failed to make it for the unpaid work because of the loss of his grandmother, Mr Ross said.

Now, after being told the probation service can give him seven hour shifts on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, the judge has adjourned the case to November 16.

Chapman, of Kingsdown Road, was put on a nine-month jail term suspended for 18 months in February and told to do 200 hours unpaid work.

Another 21 hours added at his first breach in June when he missed appointments because he had to have six teeth extracted.

He had been part of a gang who broke into a garage attached to a house in the dead of night and stole a number of bikes and motorbikes.