Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Worthing: Snelling

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Worthing County Court

Case No: C01BN270

31 March 2017

In relation to C01BN270 on 31 March 2017 at the County Court at Worthing I, HHJ Thorp sentence Clinton Snelling to a sentence of 26 days imprisonment, this being an activation of the suspended sentence passed by District Judge Pollard on 22 March 2017 for contempt of court. The defendant is represented. The basis of the sentence is that District Judge Pollard had passed a 28 prison sentence for a number of breaches of the anti-social behaviour injunction dated 9.1.17.  The breach presently before me was not the most serious (the defendant breached a curfew), but was a flagrant breach of the suspended sentence without any reasonable excuse (or remorse). It was the fourth breach of the injunction in as many weeks, and it occurred only 9 days after the suspended sentence was passed. There is no suggestion that the defendant intends to obey the injunction or comply with the suspended sentence in the future, and in the circumstances activation of the suspended sentence is appropriate. I pass no separate penalty on this breach, but the suspended sentence is activated.

HHJ Thorp