Paul O’Hare, 47, spent 23-and-a-half hours a day in his cell, with cockroaches and rats, until he finally remembered the name of his solicitorA prisoner spent 23 hours a day in a prison cell for almost a year - after he forgot his solicitor’s name.
Paul O’Hare, 47, was eventually sentenced for burgling his ex-girlfriend’s home and then cooking himself some breakfast in November 2014,.
But he failed to appear on March 23 last year and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The police finally caught up with O’Hare from South Bank and on July 5 last year. He was remanded in custody to Wandsworth Prison, London.
His lawyer said that for ten and a half months until yesterday, O’Hare spent 23 and a half hours a day in his cell, with only cockroaches and rats for company, until he finally remembered the name of his solicitor - John Nixon, whose firm Brown, Beer, Nixon, Mallon has offices in Middlesbrough and Redcar.