Not such a free man now, are you? Layabout teen Jordan Canning jailed for eight weeks after breaching his ASBO and gloating to police

A LAYABOUT who refused to do unpaid work for breaching his ASBO doubled over laughing then swore as dock officers came to take him to prison today.

Jordan Canning, 18, who gloated to police that he was a free man after his case was adjourned last month, has now been jailed for eight weeks.

The unemployed lout, who smirked and sniggered throughout today’s hearing, breached his ASBO for the sixth time by trying to rip up a bin inside Halifax bus station, where he is banned from.

At his court appearance last month, he told Calderdale magistrates he had never had a job and could not be bothered to work.

Afterwards, the Halifax central neighbourhood policing team posted a link to the Courier’s report of the hearing on its Facebook page.

Canning, of Ashville Gardens in Pellon, Halifax, then posted a series of badly-spelled comments on it, gloating: “Not really the result yous wanted is it? I’m still a free man haa wounded.

“Na bro, you read what they put about me in the paper? It was aloud of sh*t.

“Apparntly I was cheeky in court and that.

“Cos I’m cool I walked free for an extra 3 week :P bring on the 14th I’m ready :D.”

Canning laughed as his comments were read to the court today, looking over and smirking at two teenage girls who accompanied him to court.

Calderdale magistrates said his attitude aggravated the case.

The court heard he breached his ASBO on January 7, when he followed his girlfriend into Halifax bus station after an argument.

Prosecutor James Weeks said: “He seemed to be in a somewhat irate mood and seemed to be tugging at the bin as if he was trying to pull it out of the ground.”

Station staff alerted police and PC Andrew Bingham arrested Canning nearby. He admitted the offence.

Michelle Flaga, mitigating, said Canning was immature but was making progress by engaging with Project Challenge three times a week.

But Canning shook his head when magistrates asked again whether he would do unpaid work.

John Smith, chairman of the bench, told him the starting point for his sentence was six weeks in custody.

Canning remarked: “Is that all?”

Mr Smith then told him his actual sentence would be eight weeks because of his attitude and the fact he was on a youth rehabilitation order at the time of the offence.

One of his friends was overheard remarking “he’s an idiot” as she left the courtroom.