Banbury man given suspended sentence and tagged curfew for possession of Zombie knife - and other cases in Court Report

A Banbury man was given a four month suspended sentence for being in possession of an offensive weapon - a Zombie knife - on New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 1:12 pm
Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are heard

Rhys Anthony Bowden, 18, of Banbury pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon - a Zombie knife - in School View, Banbury on December 31, 2020.

Bowden said the knife was for his own protection. Because of the seriousness of the offence magistrates gave him a four-month prison sentences, suspended for 18 months.

Bowden was also put under an electrically monitored curfew from 9pm-7am for six months and ordered to undergo rehabilitation activity. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128 and court costs of £85. Bowden also pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis on the same occasion. There was no separate penalty for this offence. The drug was forfeited for destruction.

The following cases were also heard at Oxford Magistrates’ Court:

Rebecca Ann Nuttall, 30, of no fixed abode, was sent to prison for nine weeks after she pleaded guilty to attending a house in Banbury which she was prohibited from doing through a restraining order imposed by Oxford magistrates. The custodial sentence was imposed because of Nuttall’s persistent breach of court orders. She was given an additional two week prison sentence for failing to carry out supervision requirements without reasonable excuse. She admitted the breach.

Lucas Myles Smith, 23, of Goodrington Close, Banbury admitted breaching a community order made by Oxford magistrates by failing to attend supervision appointments without evidence of a reasonable excuse. He was fined £50 and ordered to pay costs of £30.

Oliver David Wayne Dann, 18, of Garner’s Field, Great Bourton, Banbury pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon, a baton, at the Hennef Way roundabout, Banbury on June 15, 2020. Dann was fined £134 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 with court costs of £85.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and was fined £89. The baton and drugs were forfeited to be destroyed.

Thomas Michael Coleman, 24, of Withycombe Drive, Banbury pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply on April 5, 2019. He was ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work, to pay a victim surcharge of £85 and a further £85 in court costs. The drugs were forfeited for destruction.

Emmanuel Blaychie Bourou, 44, of Izzard Road, Upper Heyford was fined £66 for breaking the 70mph speed limit on the M40 near Great Milton on July 9, 2020. His recorded speed was 87mph. Bourou was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and his licence was endorsed with three penalty points.

Sarah Louise Tagg, 43, of Farm Street through Lower Tadmarton was fined £66 for breaking the 30mph speed limit on Main Road in Broughton on July 20, 2020. Her recorded speed was 35mph. Tagg was ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and her licence was endorsed with three penalty points.

Alexander Bradley Adam Clifton, 22, of Cromwell Road, Banbury was fined £660 for breaking the 30mph speed limit in Aynho Road, Adderbury on September 4, 2020. His recorded speed was 58mph. Clifton was disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 with £90 court costs.

David Rafferty, 49, of Crawley, Witney pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Ford Fiesta on Bloxham Road, Banbury on August 1, 2020. He had 51 microgram of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Rafferty was fined £388 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £39 with court costs of £85. He was disqualified from driving for 14 months.

John Anthony Hanly, 42, of Miller Road, Banbury was fined £445 for breaking the 70mph speed limit on the M40 between junctions 10 - 11 on October 10, 2020. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £44 and court costs of £90. His driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points.