Man late signing on for bail – despite living next door to police station

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A MAN was late to sign on for bail, despite living next door to the police station.

Jack Philipson, from Washington, had been released on bail from Newcastle Crown Court with the condition he report to the town’s police station between noon and 2pm the following day.

However, the 20-year-old turned up an hour late and was charged with failing to comply with his bail.

He admitted the offence at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

John McGlone, prosecuting, said: “He thought he had to report to the station between noon and 5pm.

“It is his first breach, but he has only had one day to breach his bail.”

Defending Philipson, Tom Morgan, said he lived next to the police HQ, in Cleeve Court.

He added: “He walked to the garage with his brother and his intention was to sign on when he came back.

“But his five-hour window was a two-hour window and he was an hour late.

“He was told he would receive a warning for this and it is a shame that he did not.”

Magistrates extended his signing on until 6pm and ordered he live at his home address and stay out of a street in Washington.