Man pleads guilty to assault of three police officers in a Banbury road and the Horton hospital - Court Report

A man who assaulted three police officers in Banbury has been ordered to pay £450 compensation and work 180 hours unpaid.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 1:15 pm
Oxford Magistrates' Court where cases from the Banbury area are heard

Florin Ascunseanu, 24, of Bruce Street, Northampton pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and to assaulting two police officers at Fergusson Road, Banbury on June 13, 2020. He also pleaded guilty to criminal damage of a garden gate in Fergusson Road on the same occasion.

Ascunseanu also pleaded guilty to assaulting a third police officer at the Horton General Hospital on June 14, 2020. He had changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on all these charges. Ascunseanu further pleaded guilty to failing to surrender to custody at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on November 9, 2020. He was ordered to undertake 150 hours of unpaid work and to pay compensation totalling £450 together with £400 costs.

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

Rebecca Ann Nuttall, 30, of Hope Close, Banbury was fined a total of £200 for entering a closed premises twice on January 16 and January 22. The order was made by Oxford Magistrates’ Court on November 27, 2020 under the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. Nuttall pleaded guilty to both offences. She was given a restraining order preventing Nuttall from entering a particular house in Banbury. She was also ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge.

Aiden Dowling, 24, of Cheap Street, Chedworth, Cheltenham was banned from driving for three years and fined £380 for failing to provide a specimen of breath at Banbury Police Station during an investigation into an alleged offence on August 21, 2020. Dowling was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £500. Dowding changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Magistrates ordered that £5,000 in cash, seized from Joshua Jamieson of Parsons Piece, Banbury under the Proceeds of Crime Act on November 8, 2020 be detained for a further six months.

Alisha Ashkar, 41, of Bretch Hill, Banbury pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath when asked to do so during an investigation into an alleged offence at Rackham Place, Oxfordshire. Ashkar was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £245. She was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £85.

Christopher William Wickham, 35, of Tomlow Road, Stockton, Southam pleaded guilty to drink driving in Farm Way, Banbury in an Audi car on July 27, 2020. He had 64 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He also pleaded guilty to using racially aggravated threatening behaviour towards a man on the same occasion.

Wickham was disqualified from driving for three years and ordered to undertake rehabilitation activity. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and court costs of £200. Wickham also pleaded guilty to a second count of threatening behaviour on the same occasion. There was no separate penalty for this offence.

Dean Leonard Beauchamp, 40, of Donnington Road, Shipston on Stour pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified in Shipton on Cherwell on August 13, 2020. Beauchamp was given an 18 week prison sentence, suspended for two years because of the severity of he offence and in the light of his record of previous, similar offences. He was also ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work.

Beauchamp was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122 and £85 court costs. His driving record was endorsed with six penalty points. Beauchamp also pleaded guilty to driving on the same occasion without insurance. There was no separate penalty for this offence.

David Edward Bartlett, 38, of Bretch Hill, Banbury was fined £400 for travelling on a Chiltern Railways train between Marylebone and Banbury on September 9, 2020 without having paid his fare. He changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. Bartlett was ordered to pay compensation of £85, a victim surcharge of £40 and costs of £400.