Man was on wanted list after breaching order

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man was on the wanted list for six weeks after failing to do court-ordered unpaid work for the community.

Michael Dagless, 38, of Park Avenue, Fleetwood, was found guilty of breaching a court order after a trial in his absence and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

He was sentenced to 28 days imprisonment suspended for 12 months by Blackpool magistrates.

Peter Moran, prosecuting for the probation service, said Dagless had admitted assault after a girlfriend fell over and bruised her leg in a struggle with him.

He was sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work and 12 months supervision, but did not attend for induction and did none of the work.

Mr Moran added: “His record of complying with court orders is bad.

“It is felt he will not comply with this one and he should be re-sentenced.”

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Dagless had been in a relationship with a partner for 18 years and the couple had children.

Since that relationship broke down Dagless had struggled and had had nowhere to live at times.

Follow us on twitter @The_Gazette and like our page on facebook to keep up with all the latest news.