A TEENAGER escaped from police who arrested him for failing to show up for court.
Adam Hamilton, who had been due before magistrates on a drugs charge, fled in what was described as a ‘comedy of errors’.
He was finally in custody at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to a string of charges.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said that officers first attended Hamilton’s Bradley home on June 7.
They arrived at the Stuart Place address in relation to another matter.
While there, they discovered a bag of cannabis on a table next to where the 19-year-old was sleeping. He was charged with possession of the Class B drug and had been due to attend court on June 19.
However, Hamilton failed to show up and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Police went to his home on June 22 to arrest him on that warrant and took him to the police station to appear before the town’s weekend court.
Ms Schofield said: “In the yard of the police station he ran away. He was followed by police who didn’t apprehend him at the time.
“He was later arrested from a Walpole Road address where he was hiding behind a door.”
He was searched at the police station where two small bags of cannabis were found hidden in the waistband of his boxer shorts.
Hamilton pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of cannabis, resisting and obstructing a police constable and failing to attend court.
Jonathan Slawinski, mitigating, said Hamilton had suffered from ADHD from a young age, was difficult to engage with and this had led to his offending.
Magistrates sentenced Hamilton to an electronically monitored curfew for 28 days.
He was also ordered to pay £30 costs and £60 victim surcharge.