Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Bedford: Hatchelt

|Contempt of Court

Bedford County Court

Case No: C00BE068

13 June 2017

In relation to claim number C00BE068 on Tuesday 13th June 2017, at The County Court at Bedford I, District Judge Falvey, sentenced Gary Mark Steven Hatchelt, to a suspended custodial sentence of 6 weeks for contempt of court. The basis of that sentence was that having been ordered by the Court not to enter Hockliffe Road, Bedford, Mr Hatchelt had been found there by the Police. This breach had not in fact caused alarm or distress to anyone but had given rise to the possibility of such alarm or distress. Mr Hatchelt acknowledged that he was aware of and understood the Order. It was appropriate to suspend the sentence in view of Mr Hatchelt’s speedy admission and apology and taking into account the disruption an immediate custodial sentence would be likely to cause to Mr Hatchelt’s ongoing drug rehabilitation programme.

District Judge Falvey