HAILSHAM: Court issues curfew for drug offence

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A FATHER-TO-BE who got into trouble outside a nightclub has been given a curfew.

Todd Hamblin-Payne, of Hawks Road, Hailsham, was arrested by police following a confrontation and while in custody told officers he had cocaine on him.

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to a section four public order offence of using threatening words or behaviour and possessing a gram of the Class A drug.

Diane May, defending, said, “He is thoroughly and quite obviously ashamed of the situation he is in.

“He says he has had no sleep since this has happened. His partner is expecting a baby. He is expecting that he should be there for her and not giving her this kind of worry.”

A report was carried out by probation which said that Hamblin-Payne used cocaine occasionally and said he worked full time and was thinking about how he can move forward.

Magistrates ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the cocaine and sentenced him to a community order for four months.

He was also given a curfew order which means he must remain indoors between the hours of 7pm and 6am for three months.

He must also pay £85 costs.