A TRANENT man has had his community-based order revoked after failing to carry out the unpaid work hours.

Daniel Curley was sentenced to carry out unpaid work in the community after he admitted attending at an elderly couple’s home and striking the front door of their Haddington property in April 2021.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told last week Curley had failed to attend to complete the hours of unpaid work which his solicitor admitted puts “the court in a difficult position” regarding resentencing.

Stephanie Clinkscale, defending, said despite her 28-year-old client’s non-attendance he had not committed any new offences since being sentenced in January this year.

She told the court Curley, of Winton Grove, is currently unemployed and lives with his parents.

Curley had previously admitted to attending at the pensioners’ home at Lynn Lea Avenue and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and striking their front door on April 10, 2021.

He also admitted to a separate offence of repeatedly punching and kicking a door at his home address on May 1, 2021. Last Thursday, Sheriff Matthew Auchincloss agreed to revoke the community payback order he had imposed and as an alternative to custody he fined Curley.

For the incident involving the couple in Haddington, Curley will pay a fine of £470 and to mark the offence committed at his home he was ordered to pay a fine of £260.