Hartlepool attacker locked up after flouting terms of suspended sentence

An attacker who flouted the terms of his suspended jail term has been locked up by magistrates after he was hauled back to the same court.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 4:45 am

Anthony Keith Wilfred Long initially received a 16-week sentence, which was suspended for a year, after he was convicted on December 30 of last year of assaulting a female and causing criminal damage to a door belonging to the same victim on September 21.

But Teesside Magistrates’ Court has now ordered Long, 35, of Church Street, Hartlepool, to serve the period behind bars after he admitted one count of breaching the original sentence just two months later.

Long flouted the community element of the December sentence by failing to provide a satisfactory reason as to why he missed telephone appointments as part of his rehabilitation programme on both February 22 and March 1.

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The Hartlepool case was dealt with recently at Teesside Magistrates Court, in Middlesbrough. Picture by FRANK REID.
The Hartlepool case was dealt with recently at Teesside Magistrates Court, in Middlesbrough. Picture by FRANK REID.

Owing to the fact that he was placed in custody, magistrates at the Middlesbrough court decided against ordering him to pay court costs.

His guilty plea was also taken into account when the new sentence was imposed.

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