A TEENAGER who damaged a newly-decorated Gloucester Crown Court cell when he was remanded in custody for just two hours was warned on Wednesday that he will go to jail for much longer if he does not change his ways.
Ezra Bullough, aged 18, of Spillmans Pitch, Stroud had received an unpaid work and community order in March this year when he pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court to a charge of conspiracy to defraud.
Shortly afterwards he moved to Stroud where he was required to complete his 12 months supervision, undergo a drug rehab order and do 200 hours work.
On July 23 he appeared before Judge Jamie Tabor QC at Gloucester Crown Court and admitted breaching his order by failing to attend sessions.
At that hearing the judge remanded him in custody over the lunch period – but while in the cells Bullough scratched the walls, causing considerable damage.
Today probation officer Sian Worrall told the court he had knuckled down and was no longer the truculent and difficult teenager he had been at the time of the damage.
He had resumed his unpaid work and was reported by his supervisors to have a good atttitude now, she said., Bullough told the judge “I am very sorry about my attitude before. I was very immature but I have reflected on that.”
The judge sentenced him to a six day specified activity requirement as punishment for the breach.
Bullough was also ordered to pay £60 costs.