A TEENAGE burglar who was given another chance by a judge in January was back before him again for breaching a community order.

Kai Radburn broke into a 77-year-old's home at 5am claiming he was a police officer performing a drugs raid.

He then damaged the man's dental fixtures by hitting him in the face and driving off in his Golf Type R car in March last year. 

The 18 year-old, previously of Fern Road, Worcester, then appeared at Worcester Crown Court in January for failing to comply with the terms of a community order imposed to punish and rehabilitate him for that burglary.

At the time, judge Nicholas Cartwright said he was giving Radburn another chance “against his better judgment”.

Evesham Journal: COURT: Kai Radburn has returned to Worcester Crown Court. Picture: West Mercia PoliceCOURT: Kai Radburn has returned to Worcester Crown Court. Picture: West Mercia Police

But on Thursday, (June 23), Radburn returned to Worcester Crown Court for breaching the two-year order on January 27 and January 31 this year.

Radburn breached the order by not taking telephone appointments he was required to do so and failed to provide evidence of an explanation.

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Michael Aspinall, defending, explained Radburn had returned to substance abuse at the time adding his client was also awaiting sentence for an offence of actual bodily harm.

The judge then said: “I thought on January 5 I dealt with Kai Radburn – I gave him another chance.”

'There is hope Kai Radburn can comply with court orders'

Mr Aspinall replied: “That is correct.”

Jason Smith, the court liaison probation officer, told the judge Radburn had been working with his father as a bricklayer in an attempt to prove he had turned a corner.

“I believe there is hope there Mr Radburn can prove to the courts he can comply with these orders," Mr Smith said.

The judge said he was going to adjourn the case ahead of the sentencing of the ABH on September 30, when Radburn will also be sentenced for the breach of the order.

Ahead of that case Judge Cartwright said Radburn would be given a curfew which requires him to be at an address in Fitzwilliam Close, Dines Green, every night between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

We previously reported on the Pershore burglary in which Radburn picked up the keys to the victim's Golf, telling the pensioner: "I need to check it for drugs."

Radburn “forcibly” took the keys from the complainant before driving off in the car that was never recovered.