JOSEPH GARVEN, 21, of Prosen Bank, Carnoustie, Scotland, pleaded guilty to drink driving a black Audi A4 on the A338 at Grove on November 5, 2021. He had 129 milligrammes of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80. He was fined £323, banned from driving for 14 months and must pay £119 in costs and surcharge.

RICKY RYAN, 36, of no fixed address, admitted beating a woman in Chapel Close, Wantage, on February 6 and using threatening behaviour. He was jailed for a total of seven weeks for what the court record noted was an ‘unprovoked attack of a serious nature’ and committed while Ryan was subject to a community order. A restraining order bans him from contacting his victim for 10 years. He must pay £100 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

RICHARD CLARK, 53, of Parlaunt Road, Slough, admitted stalking a woman by sending ‘excessive messages’ and gifts between January and March this year. He also admitted damaging her plant pot and beating her in a house in Abingdon on November 13 last year. He received 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for two years and was given an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting his victim or talking to her family and friends about her. He is also banned from entering Abingdon. Clark must complete the Building Better Relationships domestic abuse programme with the probation service and pay £1,028 in costs and surcharge.

ROSS GOULDING, 39, of Vineyard, Abingdon, admitted breaching a restraining order by messaging, calling and meeting a woman in Grove between December 31 last year and April 19. He received 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for a year and a half for what the magistrates branded a ‘persisted and prolonged breach’ of the restraining order and a ‘flagrant disregard’ for the orders of the court. He must pay £85 in costs.

JASMINE SMITH, 27, of Ashdown Way, Wantage, was found guilty of causing a man actual bodily harm in Abingdon on April 19 last year. She was given a community order with 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days and must pay £755 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

DAWN MCMILLAN, 45, of Burford Road, Chipping Norton, admitted beating a woman in Chipping Norton on August 21 last year. She must pay £250 in compensation and complete an alcohol rehabilitation order as part of a community order. The magistrates ordered she pay £150 in costs.

PAUL CONNOR, 44, of Chaffinch Road, Bicester, was fined £50 and ordered to pay £84 in costs and surcharge for possession of heroin.

BILLY BREWER, 37, of Royal Victoria Place, Newham, London, pleaded guilty to driving a Fiat 500 on London Road, Headington, on April 21 while disqualified from driving. He also admitted driving the car without insurance. He was fined £552, banned from the roads for another six months and ordered to pay £140 in costs and surcharge.

ANDREW STAFFORD, 42, of Watlington Street, Nettlebed, admitted drink driving a Peugeot van in Nettlebed on July 10 last year. He was three times the drink-drive limit. The magistrates fined him £250, banned him from the roads for two years and ordered he do up to 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days. He was ordered to pay £245 in costs and surcharge.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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