Seven Kings man jailed after doing only five per cent of his community service in 18 months

An unemployed Seven Kings man has been jailed for nine months after only doing eight hours of community service in over a year and a half.

Kabilan Seberajah, 21, of Glebelands Avenue, escaped being locked up in January 2011 after he smashed a bottle of a man’s head in a street fight, leaving him needing 12 stitches.

He was instead handed a 12 month sentence suspended for two years.

Seberajah was told he would have to carry out 220 hours of community service, but since then only managed to complete eight hours and 45 minutes.

He had blamed a car accident and whiplash for not going, but Inner London crown court was told he had been put on a “computer based programme”.


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Judge Martin Bishop activated his sentence last week, and jailed him for nine months.

He said: “You have an explanation, which I find wholly unsatisfactory.

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“The circumstances of the offence was a serious one, where you hit someone over the head with a glass bottle.

“Taking all that into account I’m going to activate your suspended sentence.’

Seberajah was also handed six points on his driving licence, after he admitted taking his mother’s car without permission, insurance or a full licence on June 13 this year.

Prosecuting, Miranda Jollie told the court the original sentence had been passed down after a street fight.

“There had been a dispute between two groups of young men,” she said.

“There was a confrontation and this defendant hit the victim over the head with a glass bottle.

“Another man then hit him with a metal pole.”

Seberajah admitting driving without a licence, driving without insurance, and taking a vehicle without consent.

He also admitted he had been in the breach of the earlier suspended sentence.

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