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Lakes kitchen porter who flouted court order given final chance by Judge

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] LAKE District kitchen porter who flouted a crown court order has been given a month to prove himself by a judge – or face prison.

Tomasz Kuznik, 24, was originally sentenced in December, 2016, for possessing a small amount of cannabis with intent to supply. He was ordered to complete unpaid work and handed a suspended prison sentence, which he then breached in January this year by drug-driving in the Windermere area.

He was handed 200 additional community service hours – but then failed on more than one occasion to report for duty. He also neglected to remain in contact with his supervising officer.

Kuznik admitted the latest breach today (TUES) when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court. He was said to have been in a “chaotic situation” and endured “genuine problems” while attempting to find work as a kitchen porter, but had since secured employment at a Lakes hotel.

Judge Adkin adjourned the case for four weeks. “The next month is a test for you,” Judge Adkin said to Kuznik, of Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere.

“If you miss appointments I will lock you up. If you do the work then I will take another course.”

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