Grantham court: Curfew withdrawn due to equipment failure

A court-ordered electronically-monitored curfew was withdrawn as the machinery does not work in Castle Bytham.

The court had no option but to withdraw the curfew imposed against William Sharpe, 26, of Glen Road, Castle Bytham, after the Probation Service reported three failed attempts to have the equipment installed.

Mr Patel from the Probation Service told the court electronically-monitored curfews work via O2 and Vodafone.

He added: “Both of those don’t get reception where he lives, thereby the monitoring equipment doesn’t work.”

Magistrates withdrew the electronically-monitored curfew sentence and replaced it with a “Building Better Relationships” programme.