Leaving court early and missing appointments led to a prison sentence for a Pembroke man.

Shane William Goodridge, of Woodbine Terrace, appeared from custody at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, April 30.

Goodridge, 25, admitted failing to comply with post sentence supervision requirements and failing to surrender to the court.

Julie Norman of the probation service said Goodridge had not attended appointments after being released from prison on June 27.

She added that Goodridge had been bailed to appear in court the previous day, but left the building before being called for his hearing.

Mike Kelleher, defending, said Goodridge had not been getting his post after moving address several times, and had not received warning letters.

“Mr Goodridge has not been hiding away. It’s not as if he has gone on the run, or even left the area.

“I don’t know how it has taken this long for him to be arrested by the police.”

Mr Kelleher added that Goodridge went home before his previous hearing because he was feeling unwell.

Magistrates sentenced Goodridge to 35 days in prison.

The chairman of the bench said: “You were told on numerous occasions to do what you have been told to do.”