A MAN who has done 47 hours out of 180 hours of unpaid work since mid-January has been warned he could be jailed.

Arcass Hauberts, 21, of Newton Street, Barnsley, was given an ultimatum to do better at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

Probation officer Amy Crossland, prosecuting, said Hauberts had put in a mixed performance.

She said he worked well when he turned up, but when he was absent he said he was being interviewed for a job but provided no evidence. Mrs Crossland described this as unacceptable.

Philip Howard, defending, said a reason for Hauberts not turning up was that he had had to go to Latvia for his grandfather's funeral.

The unpaid work was imposed for driving while banned and obstructing a police officer. Hauberts admitted failing to comply with a community order.

Mr Foster adjourned the case until September 25 and granted Hauberts unconditional bail.