A CARLISLE man "disappeared off the face of the earth" as he breached a suspended prison term imposed for a cannabis crime.

Jordan Carney, 22, was sentenced by a judge in January 2017. He had admitted possessing the class B drug with intent to supply.

Carney was sentenced along with a 47-year-old woman after a £1,500 cannabis stash was found in the airing cupboard of a house in the Upperby area.

Then a teenager, he had a 13-month custodial sentence suspended for two years, and was ordered to complete a drug requirement and rehabilitation.

However, Carney was back at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday having breached that order and been arrested.

Judge James Adkin heard how there were initially "positive reports" about his progress. He completed 13 days of rehabilitation, and a "rethink" course.

But he failed to attend appointments in June and July without good reason.

And on June 21 he was caught on CCTV committing a knife crime, slashing the tyres of a bike. During Friday's court hearing, he admitted possessing a bladed article in public, at Warwick Road.

Asked where Carney had been, his lawyer, Matthew Simpson, said: "He was overseas, in Tenerife, taking up an employment opportunity in order to support his partner and family." Carney, of Ridley Road, understood the severity of his actions, Mr Simpson added.

Judge Adkin adjourned the case for a probation officer to speak with Carney and obtain up to date personal information.

Carney is due to be sentenced later this month but was not granted bail. "It seems to me that bearing in mind he has disappeared off the face of the earth for six months," said Judge Adkin, "I am afraid he is going to have to be remanded in custody."