No way to spend Christmas

 BREACH of bail conditions resulted in a Mildura man spending Christmas and the new year in jail, rather than with his young daughter.

Clinton Gadd wasthis week released from jail and placed on a six-month good behaviour bond after being taken into custody on December 12.

Police found Gadd had breached a number of bail conditions in December, including his curfew and failing to reside at his bail address. 

Gadd was seen on a bicycle by police in the Mildura Central carpark at 4.40am, outside of his 9pm-6am curfew hours, on December 10 and refused to stop when directed by police. 

Two days later, just after 9pm, another police patrol came across Gadd at the Harvey Norman carpark along Fifteenth Street, and he again attempted to evade police. 

Soon after, police located the man along Etiwanda Avenue, where he gave them an incorrect name and was found in possession of a syringe.

His defence counsel told the court Gadd had been using ice for about 12 months and had started when his grandfather passed away.

He was released on an undertaking to be on good behaviour for six months with a condition he engage with Mallee District Aboriginal Services.

He will face court over other matters in the coming weeks.

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