EMLYN GADSBY, 42, of Brakespear Close, Grove, pleaded guilty to speeding on Drayton Road, Abingdon. He was caught doing 38mph in the 30 zone. The magistrates fined him £161 and ordered he pay £124 in costs and surcharge. He was given three penalty points.

VIOLET DE SOUZA, 55, of Underhill Road, Southwark, was found guilty in her absence of failing to identify to Thames Valley Police the driver of a Mercedes suspected of speeding on the M4. She was fined £660, given six points and must pay £318 in costs and surcharge.

DARREN SMITH, 50, of no fixed address, was jailed for 28 days for breaching a domestic violence protection order. He was found in the kitchen of a property in Eynsham, from which Smith was banned under the terms of the order. The court record noted Smith had a ‘flagrant disregard’ for court orders.

CARLTON CHRISTIAN, 28, of HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester, was given another four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Vivaro van on Cowley Road, Oxford, last August while over the limit for cocaine and its derivative benzoylecgonine, whilst banned from holding a licence and without insurance. He was given a further three year roads ban.

SIMON GRANITO, 47, of Rye Gardens, Sutton Courtenay, was given a community order and must pay £50 compensation after he was convicted of harassing a woman, damaging a car tyre, used racially-aggravated threatening behaviour and resisted a police officer. He must do up to five rehabilitation activity requirement days

MATTHEW SHERRY, 38, of Jasmine Walk, Banbury, was found guilty of possession of heroin and committing an offence while subject to a conditional discharge for criminal damage. He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £134 in costs and surcharge.

KELLY HOOPER, 43, of Soundwell Road, Bristol, was jailed for a total of 11 weeks after she admitted beating a police detention officer, damaged a cell wall at Abingdon police station and breaching an earlier suspended sentence order for attacking paramedics and police officers in Bristol.

THOMAS O’SULLIVAN, 63, of Eight Bells Public House, Eaton, was fined £600 for carrying on a licensable activity from the pub ‘on or about’ July 10 and 17 last year without authorisation from the council. He was ordered to pay £975 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge. O’Sullivan admitted the two charges. Other allegations, which were linked, were withdrawn by the prosecution.

MELANIE COUCHMAN, 35, of Little Martins, Brightwell cum Sotwell, pleaded guilty to failing to declare to the council that the payment of a child’s care costs had ceased – knowing that if she’d done so, it would have prevented her from paying less council tax. She was fined £300 and ordered to pay £374 in costs and surcharge.

DAVIDE LUCIDI, 38, of Easington Road, Banbury, pleaded guilty to driving a Nissan Micra in Middleton Cheney while over the drug driving limit for benzoylecgonine, a derivative of cocaine. He was fined £461, banned from driving for a year and must pay £85 in costs.

DANIEL JAMES, 44, of Welford Gardens, Abingdon, admitted failing to provide a breath specimen at the roadside or police station. He was banned from driving for a year and fined £120.

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