A DRUG addict who relapsed within days of being released from prison has been given a chance to prove himself and kick the habit for good.

Lee Sutton, of no fixed abode but previously of Edmunds Road, Banbury, was before Judge Peter Ross at Oxford Crown Court on Friday after a series of breaches to conditions for a conviction of supplying or offering to supply Class A drugs.

He was sentenced on August 2 with conditions of a 36 month community order, 15 month drug order and 30 days of drugs rehabilitation.

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The court heard the 47-year-old failed to attend rehabilitation appointments on August 2, 16, 28 and September 2.

He appeared again at the same court to be sentenced for those breaches yesterday.

Presiding Judge Peter Ross said: "The defendant says he can live a drug free lifestyle.

"Well, let's see."

The case was adjourned for one month while Sutton undergoes reviews and drugs testing to check if he remains free from his habit.

Judge Ross told him: "If you test positive for any unlawful drug between now and then you have blown all your chances."

The sentencing was adjourned until December 2.