A NEW Forest man who was handed a suspended prison sentence for burglary and possession of a catapult has had his curfew extended.

Appearing at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday, Kristen Cooper admitted breaching the terms of that sentence handed to him in July last year.

The court heard the 20-year-old, of Westbury Close, Bransgore, had breached his curfew on two occasions, and failed to turn up to the Thinking Skills Programme that was part of the sentence, along with a rehabilitation activity requirement and a £500 compensation bill.

Judge Andrew Barnett ordered Cooper's 12-month curfew to be extended by a month, saying it "would be unjust" to active the 15-month prison term, which was suspended for two years.

As previously reported, the catapult-wielding Cooper, then aged 19, shot a stone within inches of a crying mother as a family feud “got out of hand”.

Cooper also appeared at the Southampton Crown Court at the time after admitted burgling watches, shoes and cash from a summer house in Poulner.