A Nairn father of two was jailed for two months yesterday after being arrested on a warrant for failing to start a 100 hours unpaid work order.
John Stewart appeared from custody at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday after cops raided his home at 11 County Cottages, Blairmore, Piperhill near Nairn.
Stewart, 28, had been previously placed on a supervised attendance order as a punishment for a crime he committed back in 2007.
Several times he was ordered back to court for ignoring the order and in January 20, 2014, he was sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid community work as an alternative to custody.
But Stewart didn’t do any of the hours and a warrant was granted for his arrest.
Defence agent John MacColl told Sheriff Kevin Drummond that his client admitted breaching the order by failing to report without delay his absence from the unpaid work.
But he had to concede: “It is not the first time and my client has put himself in a difficult position. However I am asking the court not to impose the alternative.
“His father died earlier this year and he has moved back in with his mother to support her. He broke four vertebrae in his back, and was unable to work.
“Hopefully the penny has finally dropped and he would welcome the opportunity to complete the order.”
But Sheriff Drummond told Stewart: “There is nowhere left to go. There have been other breaches of the order for an offence which goes back to 2007.
“You have reached the end of the line.”