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An Upwell man has been warned that he is on his last chance of failing to comply with a court order.

Ryan Coventry, 26, appeared before Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to admit breaching a suspended sentence by not doing enough unpaid work.

The Probation Service asked for the eight-week sentence to be activated as he had been offered 10 appointments but only taken up two, which amounted to 16 hours’ work of the 270 imposed on February 28.

KIng's Lynn Magistrates' Court (57246715)
KIng's Lynn Magistrates' Court (57246715)

Solicitor Hugh Cauthery said his client’s compliance was “very much sub-par”. He added that Coventry did not have enough money for the bus fare on one occasion and later found out that was not an acceptable reason.

“He thought I might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb and consequently didn’t attend the next two sessions,” the solicitor added.

Mr Cauthery said Coventry, of The Common, had “had a fright” and done some unpaid work since. The suspended order was allowed to continue and Coventry was given additional punishment of an eight-week home curfew, from 9pm-7am seven days a week.

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