Offender is given a chance after he failed to attend unpaid work

An offender who breached a community order by failing to attend unpaid work has been given a chance.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 9:18 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 3:07 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on December 30 how Lee Lewellyn, aged 33, of Weaklands Crescent, Sheffield, had been given a community order in April but admitted breaching the order by failing to attend unpaid work.

David Lawson, defending, said Lewellyn has suffered a relationship breakdown, lost his job and was using illicit substances and also lost his property and was reduced to sofa-surfing.

Mr Lawson added Lewellyn failed to go and see the probation service and tell them of his new address but he has engaged with drug support services.

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Sheffield Magistrates' Court

Mr Lawson said he had met Lewellyn after a domestic incident and he has been linked to a past football-related matter but his parents have seen an improvement in his life.

District Judge Naomi Redhouse adjourned the case until January 31 to allow the court to review Lewellyn’s progress.