Banbury Magistrates Court: 12 cases heard

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The following cases are amongst those heard at Banbury Magistrates’ Court between May 1-8:

Trevor Grant, 36, of Appleby Close, Banbury, admitted stealing DVDs to the value of £150 belonging to the Co-op store, DVDs to the value of £150 belonging to the Co-op, meat products to the value of £50 belonging to Midcounties Co-operative, beauty products to the value of £150 belonging to Marks & Spencer, DVDs to the value of £150 belonging to Co-op and DVDs to the value of £150 belonging to the Co-op.He also admitted two counts of committing a further offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence. He was given a nine-week prison sentence, ordered to pay £80 victim surcharge and a £180 criminal courts charge.

Justin Branton, 20, of Whittall Street, King’s Sutton, admitted drink driving. He was fined £110, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and £40 costs. He was disqualified from driving for 18 months.

Grzegorz Sala, 44, of Hornbeam Road, Bicester, admitted being drunk in charge of a child under the age of seven. He was fined £100, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs and a criminal courts charge of £150.

Russell French, 38, of Hixet Wood, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, admitted drink driving. He was fined £110, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs and £150 criminal courts charge. He was also disqualified from driving for 14 months.

Barbara Hewison, 59, of Cromwell Road, Banbury, admitted dishonestly making a false statement to the Department for Work and Pensions to make a benefit, advantage or other payment, namely Jobseekers Allowance. She was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £15 victim surcharge.

Laura Waite, 26, of Main Road, Middleton Cheney, admitted drink driving. She was fined £200, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs and £150 criminal courts charge. She was also disqualified from driving for 20 months.

Trevor Cooknell, 47, of Chelmscote Row, Wardington, admitted depositing controlled waste, namely wooden waste, window frames, concrete slabs, electric lawn mower, metal cabinet and trailer containing scrap on land in Chelmscote Row. He also admitted treating controlled waste, namely refrigerators and fridge freezers, in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to human health, and failing without reasonable excuse to comply with a notice by Cherwell District Council. He was fined £22o, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and £343.68 costs.

Benjamin Stevens, 27, of Caernarvon Way, Banbury, admitted depositing controlled waste, namely a wooden cabinet, metal computer tower and boxes of assorted household waste in Bicester. He was given a six-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £15 victim surcharge and £408.89 costs.

Joel Wharton, of Howard Road, Banbury, was found guilty of being the registered keeper of a vehicle which did not meet insurance requirements. He was fined £200, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and £110 costs.

Caroline Jones, 26, of Harlech Close, Banbury, admitted two counts of failing to notify Cherwell District Council a change of circumstances which would affect an entitlement to benefit. She was fined £110, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and £200 costs.

Michael Fountain, 26, of Mold Crescent, Banbury, admitted drink driving. He was ordered to pay £60 victim surcharge, £85 costs and a criminal courts charge of £150. He was also disqualified from driving for 27 months.

Bradley Bland, 24, of Hightown Road, Banbury, admitted entering Tesco as a trespasser with intent to steal and admitted failing to surrender to custody at Oxfordshire Magistrates’ Court having been released on bail in criminal proceedings. He was given a community order with a six-month alcohol treatment requirement and a 20-day rehabilitation requirement, ordered to pay £60 victim surcharge and a criminal courts charge of £150.