Tagger breaches his bail

A tagger's efforts to prove himself before sentencing in March have suffered a setback, and he has been back in court for breaching his bail conditions by drinking alcohol.

Tama Hoani Robinson's intentional-damage sentencing for more than 100 tags, mainly in Aranui and Wainoni, was put off on December 6.

The 18-year-old beneficiary was remanded on bail to give him a chance to complete a course he is doing at the Avonmore Academy and to save money for a payment towards the $2450 damage he did.

Christchurch District Court Judge Jane Farish had said he needed a change of attitude before his sentencing and refused to relax the bail curfew that keeps him home every night.

He was back in court on Friday before Judge Paul Kellar after police picked him up for drinking in breach of another bail condition.

With the agreement of the Crown, Judge Kellar released him on bail, but the breach has been certified and will appear on his record.

The Press