A FORMER Newcastle Emlyn man failed to complete his unpaid work sentence after taking a vehicle without consent, a court has heard.

Bradley Martin Rudge, 23, now of Thomas Street, Pembroke, surrendered to a warrant at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Monday (October 9).

The bench heard that Rudge was sentenced to a 12 month community order with 300 hours of unpaid work after he was convicted of aggravated vehicle taking in October 2016.

The order had expired on October 4, but Rudge had failed to complete 147.5 hours of work.

Rudge, who represented himself, said: “I’m sorry for not doing it. It was down to changes in my personal life.”

Magistrates warned Rudge that they took ‘a dim view’ of those who breached court orders and he could face jail time if he failed to attend in future.

He was sentenced to a new 12 month community order and ordered to carry out the remaining 147.5 hours and to pay £60 costs.