Drug addict jailed after breaching suspended prison sentence

A drug addict with convictions for theft has been put behind bars after he failed to comply with a suspended prison sentence.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 1:43 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on January 2 how offender James Horan, 34, of no fixed abode, admitted failing to comply with a suspended sentence order by failing to keep in touch with the probation service.

District Judge Paul Healey confirmed Horan had originally been subject to a community order but after he had failed to comply with this order he was made subject to a suspended prison sentence which he has now breached.

Andrew Dalrymple, defending, said Horan’s original offending related to two thefts.

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Pictured is James Horan, 34, of no fixed abode, who has been jailed for 18 weeks after he breached a suspended prison sentence.

Mr Dalrymple said Horan, who is from Rotherham, had been a chef and a tattooist but a drug addiction has destroyed his and his partner’s life.

He added: “Mr Horan is engaged with that battle and it’s a battle which he is not winning.”

Horan was sentenced to 18 weeks of custody.