A 25-year-old man who admitted a drugs offence has been give a last chance to co-operate with the probation service.
Hartlepool man Christopher Hey failed to turn up for appointments to be interviewed for his pre-sentence report, Teesside Crown Court heard.
“He has been working night shifts,” said Jim Withyman, defending. “This meant he was unable to make an early morning appointment.
“Mr Hey realises a pre-sentence report could be of benefit to him.
“I am asking on his behalf for him to be given another chance to attend for interview, making it clear to him it would be a last chance.”
Hey, of Murray Street, Hartlepool, admitted possessing a class B drug with intent to supply it.
Judge Peter Armstrong adjourned the case for the preparation of the report.
Hey was bailed to return to court to be dealt with on September 14.