Offender gets a month to do work or he faces jail

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An offender’s failure to turn up at appointments and carry out his work came back to haunt him at court last week.

Richard Turner (25), who had previously admitted behaving in a threatening manner at an address in Kersiebank Avenue, Grangemouth, on July 15, had 62 hours of the unpaid work segment of his community payback order still outstanding.

Sheriff Mundy said: “You’re not very good at completing these orders and I see from your record you’re sailing a bit close to the wind – now you’re in danger of being breached and the court will have no alternative but custody.”

He gave Turner, 3 Mavisbank Avenue, Shieldhill, four weeks to complete a minimum of 42 hours.