A man who repeatedly flouted the terms of his supervision order has been sent to a young offender’s institution (YOI) for a total of 86 days.
Liam Michael Hardman, 19, of Mallard Close, Leyland, pleaded guilty to three offences during a hearing at Preston Magistrates Court.
The bench ruled he had shown a “wilful and persistent failure” to comply with the requirements of the community order by going on to commit other crimes.
The court heard he failed on three occasions to keep in touch with his probation officer.
He was then stopped on Wheelton Lane in Leyland on January 12 and was caught in possession of cannabis.
The court heard how on the same date he was also found in possession of a bladed instrument, a black handled meat cleaver.
His guilty pleas to each offence were taken into account.
But the bench said by committing the offences he had breached the licence condition “to be well behaved, not commit any offence and not do anything which could undermine the purpose of your supervision, which is to protect the public, prevent you from reoffending and to help you resettle successfully into the community”.
They said custody was necessary because the offences were aggravated by the fact they were committed whilst subject to the community order.
The court ordered the meat cleaver and a quantity of cannabis to be forfeited and destroyed.
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