On Thursday 20 June, Steven Nixon (47) of Portadown – the owner of Eventsafe Security – was imprisoned for four months. Nixon ignored his 100 hours of community service order which was part of the sentence handed down to him at Antrim Crown Court on 12 December last year.
Last December following a prosecution by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), Nixon was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment for fraud and three months for supplying unlicensed security operatives. Both jail sentences were suspended for three years and he was also required to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.
At the time the Judge, Her Honour Judge McReynolds, warned Nixon of the implications of his non-compliance with the community service order.
Following sentencing in December, there were repeated attempts by the Probation Services to engage Nixon regarding the completion of his community service obligation and he avoided contact with them. Nixon missed an induction interview and was sent a warning letter at the end of December and a final warning letter in January.
The SIA is pursuing the confiscation of Nixon’s assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. He will appear before a hearing at Antrim Crown Court on 9 September.