A WARRANT was issued for a burglar’s arrest – with the judge saying they’d be “here ‘til Doomsday” if the court waited for him to attend.

Andrew Hurtault, 39, formerly of Botley Road, was due before Oxford Crown Court on Monday morning accused of breaching his nine month suspended sentence imposed last December for burglary.

When he failed to turn up, Judge Michael Gledhill QC issued a warrant for Hurtault’s arrest not backed for bail, meaning he must be put before the magistrates when he is arrested by the police.

The judge said: “It seems to me that we’ll be here ‘til Doomsday if we wait for him to turn up of his own volition.”

In December, Hurtault was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment suspended for two years. He was ordered to complete a drug rehabilitation programme and up to 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

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