A MAN was arrested after failing to comply with a court order.
Kevin Burns, of Ridgeway in Dalton, appeared before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
In November the 33-year-old was sentenced to a community order, including a nine-month drugs rehabilitation requirement.
This was given for a shop theft and failing to cooperate with the Drugs Intervention Programme. Burns had breached the order on two occasions.
He did this by failing to attend his supervision appointments.
Burns claimed that he had problems with his leg, but did not provide medical evidence.
Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating, said that his client suffered from deep vein thrombosis.
He said: “From time to time his leg is so bad that he can barely walk.
“He finds it very difficult to get medical certificates to cover his absences.
“But because of his drug-related problems he is keen to see his drug rehabilitation through and break the cycle that’s led to him going to custody previously.”
Magistrates told Burns that they were going to allow his order to continue. For the breach they added an extra four weeks to his drugs rehabilitation requirement.