A WOMAN said attempts at rehabilitation by the probation service were ‘not helpful’.

Rebecca Taylor appeared before magistrates in Worcester after breaching a community order imposed for theft, failing to attend a probation service appointment on October 13.

The 33-year-old of Newtown, Offenham, Evesham was asked by magistrates if the rehabilitation activity requirement days were ‘helpful’ and she replied ‘no, not really’. She added: “I want the help. I need the help. I’m not getting it.”

However, she said she was ‘quite enjoying’ the unpaid work.

Taylor had already completed more than 38 hours of unpaid work but had 36 hours left to complete.

Michael Weston, for probation, said there had been issues with a mixed work placement because she would have had to travel with an ex-partner which he accepted was unreasonable.

She is now on a 'women only' work party, he said.

He withdrew the breach so no further action was taken.