A chef broke his curfew by taking the bins out, a court heard.

Francis Walsh, 22, was spared an immediate spell behind bars in April for burgling a house and three sheds in Steeple Aston.

But this week he was back before Oxford Crown Court, where he admitted breaching his electronically-monitored curfew between June 8 and 18.

The court heard he’d amassed more than five hours’ worth of curfew breaches over the 10 day period.

The young chef was said to have breached the curfew by taking the bins out at the pub where he was living and working. He was now working at a different restaurant.

Fining him £100, Judge Nigel Daly said: “When I sentenced you I was particularly impressed by a letter you’d sent to me by your then employers. You’re no longer working there as I understand it, but you have got yourself a knew job and a new place to stay.

“You’ve just got to make sure you do what you’re supposed to do under this order.”

He added: “I don’t think a breach and being sent to prison would help you much in your employment, so make sure you don’t breach this order again.”

Walsh, of Steeple Aston, was given eight months’ imprisonment suspended for two years in April and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work, 48 rehabilitation activity requirement sessions and a three month curfew.

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