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Gloucester tearaway Rhys Shardlow back in court

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: March 10, 2014

A tearaway who has flouted a court order for the third time has been remanded in prison.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Rhys Shardlow after he failed to comply with his curfew, and turn up to court last month.

But the 20-year-old appeared at Gloucester Crown Court on Monday after being picked up by police.

Prosecutor Virginia Cornwall said Shardlow of London Road in Gloucester had been missing from the address where he was supposed to be staying under the 10 week curfew for 200 hours since February 8, this year.

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Shardlow was given a suspended prison sentence in September last year after admitting the theft of a bike.

But he appeared back at the court on January 14 after he had breached his court order and was given another chance.

He was ordered to appear back before the court on February 6 and once again flouted the order by admitting a further offence of handling stolen goods, when he was found with a stolen car key in his sock.

Shardlow also breached the terms of his CRASBO by committing the offence.

Judge Jamie Tabor QC said both he and Shardlow’s defence solicitor, Steve Young, had tried to help him.

He said: “We have tried our hardest and it is been a complete waste of time. He has shown a complete lack of willingness to comply with the court.”

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