A POWYS man described as “vulnerable” has been resentenced following poor progress made on a previous court order.

Liam Wainwright, 40, was sentenced to a community order in February, last year when he was banned from driving for three years after being found under the influence of drugs in Newtown while operating a moped in August 2020.

Wainwright, of Y-Fownog, Llanfyllin, appeared at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, January 11, where he admitted breaching the community order by failing to attend probation appointments in November and December, last year, as well as failing to provide acceptable evidence for those absences.

The court heard the latest offences were his third breach of the order, with his engagement described as “sporadic”; there had also been non-compliance with the drug rehabilitation aspect of the order.

Robert Hanratty, acting for Wainwright, said his client acknowledged the breaches.

“There are a couple of issues,” he said.

“There has been non-compliance with the drug rehabilitation but he would say he hasn’t missed a Kaleidoscope appointment. He is a vulnerable person who clearly has difficulties and mental health issues.

“He has been trying his best, but that hasn’t always been good enough. He had a lot of difficulties at the time, but accepts he wouldn’t be here if he had been fully complying. He has demonstrated in the past his ability to comply and he is making progress. He does struggle day-to-day but will comply with a new order.”

Magistrates revoked the existing order and put in place a new six-month community order, which will include a 28-day curfew between 6pm-6am, as well as five rehabilitation activity requirement days and a six-month drug rehabilitation review.

Wainwright must also pay £60 costs.