A FLINTSHIRE teenager who breached a suspended sentence has been told that he is on his last warning.

Shane Leech, of Mold Road in Buckley, appeared before Mold Crown Court for a breach of suspended sentence hearing on Tuesday, January 9. 

On November 30 2023, the 18-year-old was in the same court having previously admitted to dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen for analysis and possession of a Class A drug (cocaine). 

He was handed a 12-month term in a young offender's institution - which was suspended for 18 months.

Leech was also disqualified from driving for a period of two years and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, as well as 35 sessions of rehabilitation activity. 

However, he was back in front of Judge Rhys Rowlands this morning for breaching that suspended sentence.


Will Griffin, prosecuting, said that Leech had breached it having failed to attend an induction with probation.

The court was told that he had also 'showed little encouragement' in terms of completing the unpaid work/rehabilitation.

Amy Edwards, defending, said that Leech was now living with his mother in Buckley, having previously been living at a Travelodge.

Judge Rhys Rowlands said that Leech was 'beginning to force the court's hand'.

The judge added: "There will be no more chances. Should you be back here again you will be going to a young offenders institute."

Judge Rowlands added a further 15 rehabilitation sessions on to Leech's original tally.