A WILTSHIRE man suffering from a painful swollen scrotum has been given extra time by magistrates to produce medical evidence.

Marcus Pocock had been due to stand trial on Thursday over allegations he had failed to attend probation appointments earlier in the year.

But the 45-year-old, of Long Street, Devizes, didn’t turn up to the court hearing and the breach was proved in his absence.

Hauled before Swindon Magistrates’ Court by police on Saturday, Pocock claimed through his solicitor that he had been in too much pain to come to court for Thursday’s trial.

He is understood to suffer from hydrocele, a painful condition resulting in inflammation around the scrotum.

Appearing in the dock, Pocock winced as he was instructed to sit down by magistrates.

JPs adjourned the case until November 1 for medical evidence to be produced and for Pocock to seek advice on his treatment.

Richard Williams appeared for Pocock. Michelle James represented the probation service.