Sutton offender to get help beating drink and drug problems

A SUTTON man is to get help with his drink and drug problems in a bid to stop him committing offences.

Mark Roberts received a one-year probation supervision order on 14th November for handling a stolen bicycle.

But he soon breached the order by failing to attend a probation session on 1st December, Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court were told.

“Alcohol problems are mainly linked to his offending. He is also using amphetamine intravenously on a daily basis,” probation officer Katie Shannon told the court.

Roberts (40), of St Michaels Street, admitted breaching a community order.

The justices allowed his supervision order to continue but added two requirements for him to attend alcohol treatment and drug rehabilitation programmes.

The court was told that he had previous convictions for offences including dishonesty, possessing amphetamine and being drunk and disorderly.

“My record is terrible in the last three years to be honest with you,” Roberts told Wednesday’s hearing.