Newport man with 'can’t be arsed' attitude is tagged for breach of order
11:10am Friday 15th February 2013 in News
A NEWPORT man described by a judge as having a “can’t be arsed” attitude after he breached a community order must wear an electronic tag for two months.
Jordan Lee Jamie, 19, of Liswerry Park Drive, admitted missing two unpaid work appointments on November 2, 2012, and January 4 this year.
Last year he was sentenced to a community order with 120 hours’ unpaid work, for carrying an offensive weapon and using abusive behaviour on September 19.
Stephen Thomas, appearing at Newport Crown Court for the probation service, said Jamie had completed just over 55 hours of unpaid work, with 64 and a quarter hours remaining.
Judge Stephen Hopkins QC said: “You can almost hear people punching the air when they are sentenced to a community order and unpaid work, thinking they have gotten away with it.
“You are a well-built, physically fit young man who on the face of it in modern language cannot be arsed.”
Gwyn Price Rowlands, mitigating, said Jamie suffered from stress.
Judge Hopkins sentenced Jamie to wear an electronic tag and be subject to a 7pm to 7am curfew for two months, and to pay £50 contribution towards prosecution costs.