Bail breached after defendant hurt by ‘spike through groin’

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A man accused of burglary at a Grantham cafe admitted breaching his bail conditions after failing to attend court.

David Barratt, 25, of Fenwick Road in Nottingham, denies committing a burglary at Cosy Corner Cafe in London Road, Grantham.

However, after failing to attend court on September 24 he has admitted breaching his bail.

Mr Hennsey, defending, said Barratt had been going through difficult times. He added: “On his birthday he fell off a wall and a spike went into his groin. He spent a lot of time in hospital.”

Mr Hennsey said he was cross with his client for committing the bail offence.

He added: “He will have to face the consequences of that and a bail act offence always looks bad. It looks like you can’t be trusted.”

Barratt was released on bail with the added condition that he attends his local police station once a week.

Barratt will be tried with his co-accused at Grantham Magistrates’ Court on January 4.