‘No second chance’ judge tells Grantham man

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A Grantham teenager who failed to turn up to carry out unpaid work has been given extra punishment by a judge.

Benjamin Garratt received a 100-hour unpaid work order together with a 12-week suspended prison sentence last month after he admitted giving his twin brother’s details when he was stopped for driving offences.

But he failed to appear for work on July 9 and was brought back before Lincoln Crown Court for breach of his original court order.

Garratt, 19, of Lime Grove, admitted breach of an unpaid work order and was given an extra 10 hours’ work.

Garratt, who was not represented, said he did make contact with the probation service to inform them that he was not attending.

Judge Michael Heath told him: “You are going to have to do this work. The alternative is that I revoke the order, resentence you and put you inside. If you come back before me again there will be no second chance.”

Garratt was given his original sentence after he was stopped by police driving his mother’s car in Grantham in the early hours of the morning. Garratt gave the name of his twin brother.He went on to plead guilty to doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice as a result of giving false details when stopped by police. He also admitted driving without insurance and driving without a licence.