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Blackburn man’s fear of jailbird
12:03pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A MAN ordered to do unpaid work failed to keep any appointments with the probation service because he was lying low after crossing a man who was in prison.
Blackburn magistrates heard Stephen Francis Flood, 31, took some property in a garage which belonged to a man who had been remanded to Walton Prison.
But he man got bail and came looking for his property.
Andrew Church-Taylor, defending, said Flood had tried to recover the property but some was missing.
He said: “Because of that he was receiving threats. While he was lying low, fearing retribution, he was not attending to do his unpaid work.”
Flood, of Queen Victoria Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with community order. The order for 100 hours unpaid work was ordered to start afresh and Flood must also complete a compliance activity programme.