TOOTHACHE and a personality clash led to unacceptable behaviour in a probation office.

Danny Singh, of Main Street, Crymych, appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Wednesday, February 5.

Singh, 38, accepted failing to comply with the requirements of a community order made by the court on October 2

He was previously sentenced to a 12-month community order with 120 hours of unpaid work and a 20-day rehabilitation activity. The court heard it was his first breach of the order.

Probation officer Julie Norman said Singh failed to attend an appointment and had displayed unacceptable behaviour in December.

Mike Kelleher, defending, said Singh had experienced a ‘personality clash’ with his supervising officer and had ‘serious problems with his teeth’ at the time.

“He was waiting for an appointment at Morriston Hospital. Toothache is an extremely nasty thing to have, and perhaps makes on rather more testy than would normally be the case.”

The court heard that Singh was carrying out his unpaid work hours at a local dog rescue centre, and had volunteered for additional shifts.

Magistrates imposed 25 extra unpaid work hours and ordered Singh to pay £50 costs.

Singh asked the bench if they could further increase his additional unpaid work hours as he felt his assistance was needed at the placement.

“I know it sounds strange, but she needs my help there.”

The chairman of the bench said: “You are obviously enjoying it and that’s good to hear.”