Banbury man who broke lockdown rules tried to hide from police behind a car - Court Report

A Banbury man who broke lockdown rules tried to hide behind a car in an effort to prevent police apprehending him.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 11:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 11:04 am
Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are held

Merban Ali Hussain, 31, of Padbury Drive, Banbury was fined £120 for breaking the coronavirus lockdown on April 3, 2020 at The Causeway, Banbury.

The court heard Hussain left the place he was living at in Charlotte Avenue, Bicester without reasonable excuse and made off from police officers and hid behind a car on a private driveway. In addition to the fine, Hussain was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £90.

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

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Nicholas John Rutherford, 50, of Butchers Hill, Great Tew was fined £66 for breaking the 30mph speed limit in Bodley Road, Oxford in a Land Rover on June 26. His speed was recorded at 38mph. Rutherford was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and £90 court costs. His driving record was endorsed with three penalty points.

Harry Michael George Reading, 20, of Sinclair Avenue, Banbury changed his plea from not guilty to guilty of assault against a man in Banbury on December 26 2019. Reading was fined £100 and ordered to pay compensation of £50 with costs of £300. Reading changed his plea of not guilty to guilty in respect of a charge of criminal damage to the wing mirror of a Vaulhall Astra. He was ordered to pay compensation of £76.62.

Andrew Schoenemann, 32, of Kennedy Road, Bicester was fined £220 for travelling on a Chiltern Railways train between Bicester and Banbury on May 28 without having bought a ticket. He was ordered to pay compensation of £5.60 and costs of £100.

Curtis Wills, 24, of Deacon Way, Banbury pleaded guilty to sending messages of a perceived threatening or intimidating nature on November 6, 2020. Wills was fined £50 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 with £85 costs.

Edward Coleman, 33, of Crouch Hill Road, Banbury admitted breaching a community order made by Coventry and Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court on November 12, 2019. He was fined £75 and ordered to complete the requirements by May 10, 2021.

Joshua Jamieson of Parsons Piece, Banbury was subjected to an order for continuation of detention of £5,000 cash for a further three months on the grounds that it was recoverable property, obtained through unlawful conduct intended for use in unlawful conduct.

Kyle Thomas Luke Wolstencroft Stone, 27, of Dover Avenue, Banbury pleaded guilty to sending abusive and threatening messages to an individual between July 27 and August 11, 2020, attending that person’s home and workplace, chasing him in a car and causing criminal damage to that person’s vehicle. Stone was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for a year, and ordered to undertake 200 hours’ unpaid work. Magistrates also imposed a restraining order. Stone was ordered to pay compensation of £250, a victim surcharge of £128 and court costs of £85.

Brandon Scott McElvaine, 29, of Freemans Road, Bodicote pleaded guilty to assaulting a police detention officer in Banbury on March 7, 2020. McElvane was put under an eight-week curfew with electronic monitoring between 10pm and 6am. He was ordered to pay compensation of £125.

Zakariya Yussuf of Fairdale Gardens, Hayes, Hillingdon, London pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis in Banbury on October 14. He was fined £80 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and court costs of £85. Magistrates ordered the drug to be forfeited and destroyed.

Aulbridge Manyika, 33, of Hearthway, Banbury was fined £461 for breaking the 30mph speed limit in Aynho Road, Adderbury. His recorded speed was 56mph. Manyika was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £46 and costs of £90. His driving record was endorsed with six penalty points.