A PROLIFIC offender with a record of nearly 350 previous crimes has been spared jail by magistrates.

Graham Colin Parker admitted resisting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly in a public place when he appeared before South Cumbria Magistrates' Court.

The defendant was jailed earlier this year after he breached a court order banning him from being drunk in public.

He had breached the criminal behaviour order at least 10 times after it was imposed in 2019.

The order was imposed to run out in February this year.

On his latest appearance in court magistrates chose not to send the 58-year-old back to prison.

The court heard that in Barrow on April 23, Parker resisted PC Bredova in the execution of her duty.

The same day he was seen to be drunk and disorderly in Barrow's Cartmel Crescent.

Parker, of Low White Close in Ormsgill, also admitted failing to comply with supervision requirements following his release from custody on May 28.

The court heard he failed to attend the probation service's office on his day of release and failed to maintain contact with his responsible officer between May 29 and June 1.

For resisting the police officer, Parker was sentenced to a 28-day curfew, keeping him at home between 7pm and 7am.

He was also told to pay a £95 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

For failing to attend appointments he was sentenced to a 21-day curfew with the same requirements.

He was handed no separate penalty for the other charge.