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In Court: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court this week

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

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In Court: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court this week

Every week, the Echo will list the results of cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates’ Court. As these details are in the public domain, please do not contact us asking if we will leave cases out.

Sean Ankers , 23, of Gordon Road, Topsham, pleaded guilty to driving a double decker bus near St David's railway station on October 20 last year without due care and attention. He was fined £80 with a £20 victim surcharge and was ordered to pay costs of £85. His licence was also endorsed with three points.

Trevor Hannaford , 32, of Myrtle Road, Exeter, pleaded guilty to sending text messages to a woman in November which he was prohibited from doing as part of a restraining order which was imposed last October. His actions put him in breach of a suspended sentence order he received for four similar offences which were committed against the same woman. The order was revoked and he was sent to prison for a total of 22 weeks. Magistrates said they viewed the offence as serious as it was committed so soon after he had received the suspended sentence.

Chay Bignall , 19, of Farm Hill, Exeter, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress during an incident on November 19 last year. He pleaded guilty and was fined £50 with a victim surcharge of £20 but was detained in the courthouse for a short period in lieu of this. There was no order for costs due to his limited means. The offence put him in breach of a 12-month conditional discharge which he received on November 26 but no action was taken in respect of this.

A 15-year-old girl , of Exeter, has admitted assaulting another girl by beating her on October 29 last year. She also admitted stealing a chocolate bar and a packet of crisps from Co-op in Fore Street on December 4. The teenager was referred to the Exeter youth offender panel for four months and there was no order for compensation or costs.

Ryan Gent , 18, of Wonford Street, Exeter, took a motorbike on November 9 last year without the consent of the owner of another lawful authority. He pleaded guilty and a community order was made which has a 12-month supervision requirement and he will also have to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work before the end of the year. In addition, he was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 but there was no order for costs due to his limited means. He did not face a separate penalty for using a motorbike on the same date in Prince Charles Road without wearing any protective headgear.

Jack Bye , 20, of Vuefield Hill, Exeter, admitted destroying the glass in the door at Subway in Cowick Street without lawful excuse on July 29 last year. A community order was made which will see Bye have to undergo treatment for alcohol dependency under the direction of Exeter Probation for six months and it also has a supervision requirement. He will also have to pay Subway £354 in compensation to cover the full cost of the damage. There was no order for costs.

Kevin Marks , 48, of Smythen Street, Exeter, was drunk and disorderly in Queen Street on December 12. He pleaded guilty and was fined £100 with a victim surcharge of £20 but he was detained in the courthouse for a short period in lieu of this.

Aaron Peters , 26, of Toby Lane, Woodbury Salterton, was found guilty of, with another, assaulting a man by beating him on May 19, last year. A community order was made which will see him have to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He will have to pay compensation of £200 to the victim and costs of £50.

Damien Price , 22, of Exeter Road, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to being drunk in a public place, namely Fore Street, on November 29 last year. he was fined £50 with a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Julian Gooding , 26, of Highland Terrace, Uffculme, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress during an incident on December 2 in Exeter. He was fined £80 with a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Steven Hart , 47, of Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter, damaged a window pane in the door entrance at the Barnfield Theatre on December 3 without lawful excuse. He pleaded guilty and a community order was made which will see him subject to a curfew for eight weeks and he will have to pay £100 in compensation to the theatre. There was no order for costs.

Lewis Heard , 26, of Chapel Street, Tiverton, admitted damaging a bench belonging to a man without lawful excuse on December 1. He received a two-year conditional discharge with a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85.

Frank Maloney , 55, of Haldon Road, Exeter, pleaded guilty to stealing three ladies' handbags from House of Fraser on December 2 worth £145 in total. He was committed to prison for 12 weeks suspended for 12 months. Magistrates deemed the offence to be serious as he is a prolific offender and excluded him from High Street, Princesshay, the Guildhall shopping centre, Sidwell Street, Queen Street, Paris Street, Fore Street, North Street and South Street for 12 weeks.

Norman May , 38, of Butt Parks, Crediton, admitted being in possession of a quantity of MDMA, a class A drug, on September 1 last year and a quantity of methylethylcathinone, a class B drug, on the same date. He received a two-year conditional discharge and the drugs will be destroyed.

Philip Hargreaves, , 50, of Victoria Road, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman occasioning her actual bodily harm on January 10. A community order was made which will see him have to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and pay his victim £200 in compensation as well as £85 costs.

Ashley Rawlings , 25, of De La Rue Way, Exeter, pleaded guilty to driving in Western Way on December 2 when the proportion of alcohol in his breath was 60mcg in 100ml, exceeding the prescribed limit. he was fined £250 with a victim surcharge of £25 and costs of £85. He was also banned from driving for 12 months which can be reduced by 12 weeks if he completes an approved course.

Colin Tyler , 53, who gave an address care of Whitefields in Wilmington, assaulted a woman by beating her in Budleigh Salterton on November 14 last year. He pleaded guilty and received an 18-month conditional discharge. He will have to pay his victim £50 in compensation, a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £50.

Paula Melton , 37, of Brookway, Exeter, had an offence of failing to ensure that a child was regularly attending school between February 20 and June 12 last year proven in her absence. It put her in breach of a conditional discharge she had received in March last year for a similar offence. The order was revoked and replaced with a conditional discharge for 18 months.

Bridget Cannings , 45, of Lakelands Drive, Exwick, pleaded guilty to stealing eight cans of special brew worth £16.72 from the Co-op in Sidwell Street on June 29 last year. She received a six-month conditional discharge with no order for costs due to his limited means. The offence was committed while she was subject to a conditional discharge for a similar offence but no action was taken in respect.

Mark Eccleshare , 33, of Victoria Terrace, Cullompton, had 24 wraps weighing 3.43g of diamorphine in his possession on October 10, a class A drug. He pleaded guilty and was given a three month prison term suspended for 12 months. Magistrates said the offence was serious as he had shown a wilful refusal to comply with probation orders and other drug agencies and his record of previous convictions. He has to pay a victim surcharge of £80 the drugs will be destroyed.

Colin George , 28, of Blackboy Road, Exeter, assaulted a constable in the execution of his duty on December 9. He received a six-month conditional discharge and was order to pay costs of £40.

Bradley Hughes , 34, of Ash Farm Close, Exeter, pleaded guilty to committing fraud in that he paid for fuel on three occasions – with nine other offences taken into consideration – with a card that he was not authorised to use. A community order was made which will see him have to pay a card company £1,271 in compensation and carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.

Juang Bao , 23, of Gras Lawn, Exeter, pleaded guilty to speeding in Exeter on November 15, last year. He was fined £60 with a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £60. He also had three points added to his licence.

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