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Teenager warned he is in 'last chance saloon' over probation report

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 20 February 2018

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture Archant.

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture Archant.

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A teenager accused of aggravated vehicle taking has been given "one last chance" to have a pre-sentence report prepared on him by the probation service before he is sentenced next month.

Tyler Ezobi, 18, of Sands Lane, Oulton, has failed to attend two appointments with the probation service and blamed ill-health and a family row for his non-attendance, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Ezobi has admitted aggravated vehicle taking, driving without insurance and driving without a licence and was due to have been sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday.

However his barrister, Daniel Taylor, urged the court to give his client one last chance to have a report prepared on him because of concerns about underlying mental health issues.

He said a sentence of immediate custody would have a negative effect on Ezobi’s mental health and it was also important to explore why he had behaved the way he did on the day he committed the offences.

Recorder Jonathan Ashley-Norman agreed to adjourn the case but warned Ezobi it was “last chance saloon.”

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