Un­paid work yob fears criminals

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A THUG has re­fused to do com­mu­nity ser­vice be­cause he was scared of mix­ing with other criminals.

Shawn Gray, 27, was or­dered to do un­paid work af­ter boast­ing on Face­book about at­tack­ing two lec­tur­ers.

But he was sent back to court be­cause he missed a se­ries of work ap­point­ments on a farm, telling bosses he didn’t want to be around other of­fend­ers.

Gray, of Ply­mouth, Devon, was or­dered to do an ad­di­tional 50 hours by Judge Gra­ham Cot­tle, who warned him to “do as he was told” by pro­ba­tion of­fi­cers.

Ed­ward Bai­ley, de­fend­ing, said: “He was ter­ri­fied of as­so­ci­at­ing with fel­low criminals and felt he would be bet­ter work­ing at a char­ity shop.”

The judge also told him: “Would you rather spend 23-hours-a-day in a cell?”

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