A South Yorkshire blackmailer who breached a community order gets a curfew

An offender who breached a community order which had been imposed for blackmail has been placed under a curfew.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 7:34 am

Sheffield Crown Court heard on March 11 how Daniel Shaw, aged 32, of Abbotts Road, Lunwood, Barnsley, had received a two-year community order in January, 2020, for blackmail with 250 hours of unpaid work.

But Shaw, who has previous convictions, admitted he had failed to attend the unpaid work requirement on November 14, 2020.

Matthew Burdon, prosecuting, said Shaw completed an original curfew as part of the community order but there was no reasonable excuse for failing to attend his unpaid work which still has over 200 hours left to complete.

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Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, heard how a blackmailer who breached his community order has been placed under a curfew.

He conceded defendants have faced difficulties completing unpaid work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recorder David Gordon sentenced Shaw to a one-month electronically-monitored daily curfew running between 11pm and 8am.

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