Man seen kicking window breached suspended prison order for the fourth time

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A man who breached a suspended prison sentence for the fourth time has been told next time he will go to prison.

Andrew Robin Plant, 43, of Broadgate Lane, Deeping St James, admitted to being drunk and disorderly in Market Deeping on May 21.

Grantham magistrates told Plant that he was leading a “charmed life and that will not continue”.

Prosecuting, Nick Todd told the court that Plant was seen on the High Street with his top off being aggressive and kicking a window. He said Plant was in breach of a six-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, for the possession of a knife.

Simon Cobb, defending, said his client had breached the order on several occasions by being drunk and disorderly and, on one occasion, by shoplifting, but he said these were not imprisonable offences.

Mr Cobb said Plant had a history of alcohol misuse and claimed he had mental health issues, but was getting help from various agencies. He said: “He is making no excuses for his behaviour. He has issues which have led him to commit relatively minor offences.”

Mr Cobb said his client had completed more than 80 hours of unpaid work as part of the original order and had not breached any of the requirements demanded of him.

The magistrates handed Plkant an extra 40 hours of unpaid work. They also fined him £35 with £150 criminal court costs, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.