HERE is a round-up of some of the sentencing hearings held at Oxford Crown Court and Oxford Magistrates' Court between November 11 and 14.


Oxford’s notorious dine-and-dash conman is set to get a free Christmas dinner this year – in prison.

Eric Austin was jailed for 16 weeks after he racked up a bill of nearly £100 on food and drinks at a Headington gastropub

The ‘well-presented’ 49-year-old drank five pints of beer and downed five more chasers at the White Hart on Friday before alarm bells started ringing for staff.


A paedophile, called 'baby' by his child victim, groomed a schoolgirl and took nude photos of her.

A defence barrister called the 26-year-old's 'relationship' with his victim 'a two-way street.'

Depraved pervert Bertalan Oszlanszki, of Oak Drive, Kidlington, was jailed for sexual activity with a child, sexual communication, and making indecent images.


A drug dealer who was caught peddling her wares outside a pre-school nursery was spared jail.

Brazen dealer Teri Sanders, the court heard, was also the victim of 'cuckooing' - a process where drug dealers exploit others to use their premises for dealing.

The 31-year-old of Buckingham Road, Bicester, admitted supplying a class A drug and permitting the use of premises for the supply of class A drugs.


A paedophile repeatedly raped a girl after a ‘campaign of grooming’ starting when she was just 10 years old.

Kenneth Meechan, 40, was jailed for 17 years for subjecting the youngster to the abuse, which has left his victim suffering from ‘severe’ mental health issues.

The father-of-three, of Blackthorn Road in Didcot, was sentenced for a catalogue of sex offences against the girl, dating back about 10 years.