A MAN who was handed a suspended jail term for his role in a gang robbery has admitted failing to turn up to unpaid work.

Clayton Goldstone, of George Street, Banbury, was spared jail in June this year after admitting handling stolen goods.

The 20-year old pleaded guilty to the offence in relation to the theft of a phone during a robbery committed by two others outside Oxford’s historic Bodleian Library on September 29.

His co-defendants Richard Curley, 36, and Daniel Lowing, 41, both of no fixed abode, were jailed for 52 months and four years and one month respectively for robbery.

READ AGAIN: The original sentencing hearing for the gang robbery.

For his role Goldstone was was handed a 13-month jail term, suspended for two years and ordered to complete 30 days rehabilitation activity requirement and 100 hours unpaid work.

Yesterday at Oxford Crown Court it was revealed that Goldstone had failed to attend a number of unpaid work days between June and July.

In all, officers from the National Probation Service said, he failed to turn up to 11 appointments.

Judge Peter Ross, presiding, said that Goldstone 'has got to re-engage and has got to start attending appointments.'

He agreed to adjourn his sentencing while a fresh report is prepared on Goldstone by probation officers.

Goldstone will appear again at the same court on September 3 for sentencing and he was released on bail in the meantime.