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SCALES OF JUSTICE: Some of the recent cases at Banbury Magistrates' Court
8:00pm Monday 9th April 2012 in Banbury
Paul Clarke, 30, of Crescent Road, Oxford, admitted shoplifting jewellery valued at £13 from Matalan in Banbury on February 29. Given an 18-month conditional discharge and told to pay £13 compensation and £85 costs.
Charles Pusey, 59, of Stratton Audley, Bicester, admitted drink-driving in Mill Road, Bicester, on March 3. Had 70 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, above the legal limit of 35 micrograms. Fined £200, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs. Banned from driving for 18 months.
Depu Razzaki, 23, of Moorland Close, Witney, admitted driving without due care and attention in Oxford Hill, Witney, on November 20. Fined £240, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £65 costs. Given five penalty points.
Thomas Richards, 26, of Bourton Close, Witney, admitted adapting an article for use in fraud, namely a Thames Valley Probation Service bus travel warrant, in Witney on April 5. Fined £50, a £15 victims’ surcharge, £40 costs and £62.50 compensation.
Reece Weston, 20, of Cornish Road, Chipping Norton, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress in Banbury on February 29. Fined £165, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs.
Ryan Betts, 24, of Middleton Road, Banbury, admitted resisting a constable in Banbury on October 15. Given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay £85 costs.
John Earle, 20, of Crosslands, Fringford, admitted stealing £20 in Bicester on January 31. Given a six-month drug-rehabilitation course and nine months’ supervision. Told to pay £85 costs.
Eamon Kelly, 47, of School Close, Steventon, admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance on the A34 between Didcot and Abingdon on February 21. Also admitted shoplifting meat and Easter eggs from BP in Milton Heights on February 19 and 20. Given a six-month conditional discharge and fined £495, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs. Also told to pay £80 compensation and given six penalty points.
Daniel Howlett, 19, of Benson Close, Bicester, admitted possessing cannabis (Class B) in Bicester on February 26. Fined £50, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs.
Roisin McLaughlin, 21, of Bretch Hill, Banbury, admitted shoplifting alcohol valued at £10.29 from Co-op in Banbury on October 26, shoplifting alcohol and other items valued at £34.30 from One Stop in Banbury on December 30 and failing to surrender to court bail on March 14. Fined £155, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £40 costs. Told to pay £44.59 compensation.
Mohammed Basharat, 33, of West Street, Banbury, admitted possessing heroin (Class A) in Banbury on December 9. Fined £100, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs.
David Goves, 18, of Pembroke Place, Bampton, admitted assault by beating in Bampton on February 24. Given 100 hours’ unpaid work and told to pay £150 compensation and £85 costs.
Merbyn Mercado, 21, of Avondale Road, London, admitted fraud by false representation totalling £509.93 in Bicester on December 6. Fined £80, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs. Told to pay £254.96 compensation.
Hamza Sheikh-Mahmud, 18, of Carol Close, London, admitted two counts of fraud by false representation totalling £509.93 and £378 in Bicester on December 6. Fined £160, a £15 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs. Told to pay £632.96 compensation.
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