A man known as the human ‘Ken Doll’ has been left shocked after being sentenced to jail for neglecting to turn up to probation meetings.
Jimmy Featherstone, from Hull, will now spend time behind bars for failing to comply with court orders after he turned up to his hearing with an H&M shopping haul.
The aspiring TV star appeared at Hull Magistrates' Court today charged with failing to comply with the requirements of a community order, reports Hull Live.
Featherstone, who claims to have spent £10,000 on plastic surgery, will spend eight weeks in prison.
He appeared in court today wearing a mustard tweed pattern jacket with a brown leather style trim, ripped blue jeans, red shoes and red driving gloves, along with his shopping bag, which he had to leave outside the courtroom.
The court heard that Featherstone had repeatedly breached his community order having been offered 15 office appointments by the probation service but only attended six.
The probation service accepted four of his reasons for absence as legitimate, but there were another five occasions where he had no acceptable reason for his absence.
Featherstone also still had 20 days of uncompleted rehabilitation work.
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The court also heard how he spoke to a designated offender manager in an 'unacceptable way' after being questioned over his most recent absence.
Defence solicitor Mr Vining told the court in mitigation that Featherstone had trouble remembering appointments but had bought a dairy to help.
Questioning the statement, District Judge Passfield asked Mr Vining if Featherstone had a phone and if it had a calendar.
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Featherstone accepted the charge of breaching the latest court order.
Speaking for him in mitigation, Mr Vining said: “He is intending to pursue a career in reality TV and says that he would be in a position to pay a financial penalty if the court was minded that would be sufficient.
"He is absolutely terrified by the prospect of a prison sentence and feels that his appearance would leave him vulnerable while he is in custody.
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"He tells me that he has been the victim of attacks in public in and around Hull city centre just for the way that he looks and with homophobic undertones."
However, District Judge Passfield deemed that Featherstone had shown a lack of respect for the authority of the courts with his repeat offending and handed him the eight week custodial sentence.
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She said: “Mr Featherstone, it is abundantly clear to me that you do not feel bound to the orders made by this court.
"You have shown a complete lack of respect after you were given a conditional discharge in May 2020 which you have continued to breach on multiple occasions.”
Featherstone reportedly stood in shock while being taken away for transportation to custody.
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