Blandford jailed for 30 days

Click to follow
The Independent Online
Blandford jailed for 30 days

The Marquess of Blandford was jailed for a total of 30 days yesterday for forging prescriptions, stealing drugs and breach of probation.

Blandford, 39, of Chelsea, south-west London, admitted the offences. The magistrate, Ros Keating, at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court, central London, said it was a tragedy to see somebody like him before the courts, "but these offences are so serious that only a custodial sentence can be justified".

He received consecutive 15-day terms on two charges of forging prescriptions, 15 days concurrent for stealing drugs, and a £100 fine - or one day - for breach of probation.