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Man Blames Snow For No-Show

Friday April 12 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A MAN said he could not attend Barnsley Magistrates' Court as soon as was possible - because it was snowing.

Lee Guest, 31, who was on police bail for being drunk and disorderly, notified the court and was told by court staff to call back on another working day.

Guest, who also put his non-attendance down to him starting a one-man business as a plasterer, appeared in custody.

Julie Grant, prosecuting, said: "You have heard Mr Guest say he did not turn up at court earlier because it was snowing. He should have attended before being brought to court."

She said Guest, of Bolton-upon-Dearne, was originally arrested for being argumentative and abusive towards police in Barnsley Interchange.

She said he was drunk.

Guest, who was not represented by a solicitor, said he had had a lot to drink. He admitted being drunk and disorderly and failing to answer police bail.

He was given a 14-day curfew, ordered to pay £85 in costs, a £60 victim surcharge and freed from custody.

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Reply Posted by tony on Friday April 12 2013 at 11:17
i had a had to atend court back in 2006 for a custermar takeing me to court for some work i ad done for him i was still howed £8.000 from the job igot i letter from the court telling me to atend the dayafter i got the letter i rang them the day i got the letter to see if thay could put it back a bit so i could get a solicitor i was told that would be ok thay would send me another date thro week the post YES GOT IT IN POST OK IT WAS TO TELL ME THAT I HAD BEEN FOUND GUILTY IN MY ABSOSSENS I WAS FIND £28,000 AND TO BOOT HE STILL HOWED ME £8,000 the job was only for £30,000

Reply Posted by Pony on Friday April 12 2013 at 17:28
Or was it because you cannot clearly read or write properly?

You have no business running a business with that spelling. Plus people dont take builders to court for the fun of it. You get no sympathy cowboy.

Reply Posted by Fred on Monday April 15 2013 at 15:19
Jesus Christ! You need to go back to school kid.

Reply Posted by pikey? on Friday April 12 2013 at 18:12
Wow, that's spectacularly bad. What is absossens?? It is the devils' tongue i tell thee

Reply Posted by judgemental cunts on Saturday April 13 2013 at 16:04
Just because they clearly can not spell properly doesnt mean they cannot run a business have you. Ever thought they may have a disabilety such as dislexia that doesnt stop people having a business to do building work you dont need to spell!