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A Lynn man has been told to do more unpaid work after breaching a suspended sentence order.

Lukas Klimavicius, 25, twice failed to report to probation officers shortly after being given 14 weeks’ custody, suspended for 18 months, by town magistrates in June 2021.

He admitted to the breaches in court on September 2, a day after stealing a phone case worth £4.99 from B&M Bargains in Lynn.

King's Lynn Magistrates Court news. (51811185)
King's Lynn Magistrates Court news. (51811185)

On Thursday Klimavicius, who is sleeping rough, pleaded guilty to that theft.

A probation officer told magistrates: “For reasons known only to himself, he did not take advantage [of support by probation].

“He did attend as instructed after the last court appearance on September 2. He informed probation that the breach matter had been resolved.”

Alison Muir, mitigating, said: “This is someone who could benefit hugely from probation intervention.

“He needs to allow himself to be guided to get him off the street and find him some work or at least apply for benefits.”

The bench accepted there might have been a misunderstanding between Klimavicius and probation and did not activate the suspended sentence.

Instead he was told that 50 hours’ unpaid work would be added to the original 100 and the length of the order would be extended from 18 months to two years.

For theft, he was fined £25 and ordered to pay £34 victim surcharge.

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