Suspended sentence for debtor

PUBLISHED: 14:12 05 October 2007 | UPDATED: 20:10 01 June 2010

SEAN Mansfield owed nearly £900 in outstanding fines, but had paid only £30 off the debt in the last five years. So on Wednesday Fenland slapped a 28-day suspended jail sentence on him and ordered him to pay off the debt at £100 a month. The fines were im

SEAN Mansfield owed nearly £900 in outstanding fines, but had paid only £30 off the debt in the last five years.

So on Wednesday Fenland slapped a 28-day suspended jail sentence on him and ordered him to pay off the debt at £100 a month.

The fines were imposed on Mansfield, 34, for a variety of offences including assaulting, having no insurance, and breaching a community punishment.

The self-employed subcontractor, of Potters Court, Wisbech, admitted he had been negligent. "It will be paid if you give me the chance to pay," he promised.

He paid the court £100 in cash, and produced a direct debit form showing future payments.

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