A HUMAN resources boss from one of Barrow’s biggest employers has been given permission to change the address of a curfew.

The order was imposed after William James Dawson failed to provide a specimen of breath to an officer after being suspected of drink driving.

Dawson was handed a 12-week curfew ordering him to stay at home between 7pm and 6am for 12 weeks after he committed the offence in Barrow on August 5.

Asking for the address of the curfew to be changed from Cavendish Street in Ulverston to another address in the north east, the 33-year-old said he had been suspended from his position as an HR business partner at Kimberly Clark and was ‘unlikely’ to be going back to Barrow.

Dawson told the court he had been formally diagnosed with bipolar following his conviction earlier this month, a condition which he said greatly affected his behaviour on the night of the offence.

The defendant expressed his desire to move back to his family home in Stanton Avenue in South Shields and change the address of where the curfew was imposed.

Earlier this month, Dawson pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath after he had been drinking with a friend in a Barrow pub on Oxford Street.

South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court heard the defendant refused to give a sample and was abusive towards officers.

Asking for leniency, he put his actions down to his poor mental health saying he ‘wasn’t well’ having suffered with bipolar for a number of years and struggling with recent traumas in his life.

He told magistrates he was ‘sorry’ and regretful’ for his actions.