From the courts

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

A WOOSEHILL teenager who stole a car from Woosehill has been or­dered to un­der­take 10 days’ com­mu­nity ser­vice.

Con­nor Stan­ley Jones, 19 and from Rain­bow Park, was stopped by po­lice in La­lande Close on Fe­bru­ary 19 while driv­ing a Peu­geot Boxer that wasn’t his; he was also charged for driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied and driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance.

He pleaded guilty and or­dered to pay £85 to vic­tim ser­vices. His li­cence was also en­dorsed by six points.

TERMS of a re­strain­ing or­der made against a Wok­ing­ham man have been changed by Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court.

At a hear­ing on April 23, Ryan Lewis Crafts, 25 and from Neptune Close, was or­dered not to con­tact a woman ex­cept in re­la­tion to child con­tact. The or­der is to last un­til Oc­to­ber 15 this year.

Crafts had ap­pealed to have the orig­i­nal re­strain­ing or­der made on Oc­to­ber 16 last year changed.

A READ­ING woman has been found guilty of drink driv­ing and had her li­cence re­voked for five years.

Yvonne Ochieng, 33 and from Thurso Close had pleaded not guilty af­ter be­ing stopped by po­lice on Novem­ber 4, 2017 in Car­rick Gar­dens, Woodley.

A breath test re­vealed that she had 116 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath.

She re­ceived a sus­pended sen­tence of 18 weeks sus­pended for 18 months, and or­dered to carry out 100 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice. In ad­di­tion, Ochieng was or­dered to pay costs of £750 at a rate of £5 per week.

AN EAR­LEY man who pleaded guilty to drug driv­ing has been banned from driv­ing for three years.

Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court heard, on April 23, that Mu­tasam Ahmed Mah­mood, 28 and from Wok­ing­ham Road, was stopped by po­lice in Cut­bush Lane on Novem­ber 16 last year.

A drugs test re­vealed that he had 8.0 mi­cro­grams of Delta-9Te­trahy­dro­cannabi­nol, a form of cannabis, in his blood­stream.

Mah­mood had pre­vi­ously aid he was not guilty but changed his plea to guilty.

He was also found guilty of be­ing in pos­ses­sion of a quan­tity of cannabis in Cran­bourne Gar­dens, Read­ing on the same date.

In ad­di­tion to los­ing his li­cence, he was or­dered to carry out 60 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice, pay £85 to vic­tim ser­vices and £310 in costs. Mah­mood has ap­pealed against the sen­tence.

A WOMAN from Ar­bor­field has been fined £40 for fail­ing to turn up to com­mu­nity ser­vice.

Lois Fisher, 19 and from Valon Road, didn’t ap­pear on Fe­bru­ary 12 and 19 this year. She ad­mit­ted the breach and was also or­dered to pay costs of £30.

The money will be de­ducted from her ben­e­fit pay­ments.

A WOK­ING­HAM man ad­mit­ted fail­ing to ap­pear for com­mu­nity ser­vice and has been given an in­crease in the num­ber of hours as a re­sult.

Steven Peter Orme, 37 and from All Saints Close, didn’t turn up on April 3 and 4 this year. As a re­sult, he now has to un­der­take 91 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice.

A MAN from Knowl Hill who dam­aged win­dows of a home in Read­ing has been given 50 hours com­mu­nity ser­vice and banned from con­tact­ing the vic­tim, ei­ther di­rectly or in­di­rectly.

Lee James Cum­mins, 32 and from Chose­ley Road changed his plea to guilty at the hear­ing on April 24 at Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court.

On March 10, he broke two panes of glass. As a re­sult, he is banned from vis­it­ing Mont­gomery Drive, Read­ing or from con­tact­ing the vic­tim save via an agreed third party. The or­der lasts un­til April

23, 2020.

Cum­mins also had to pay £650 costs and £85 to vic­tim ser­vices.

A TEENAGER who stole a bike from

Wok­ing­ham’s rail­way sta­tion has been re­ferred to the Read­ing Youth Of­fender Panel for a to­tal of nine months.

Jamie Liam Moore, 16 and from Chilcombe Way, pleaded guilty to steal­ing the £280 pedal cy­cle on July 29 last year.

He was or­dered to pay com­pen­sa­tion of £280.

AN AR­BOR­FIELD man stopped for drink driv­ing in the street where he lives has been banned from driv­ing for 20 months.

Wil­liam Martin Mor­ris­sey, 44 and from Valon Road, was caught by po­lice on April 7 this year with 79 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol per 100 millil­itres of breath.

He was also charged with driv­ing with­out due care and at­ten­tion.

In ad­di­tion to the driv­ing ban, which will be re­duced by 20 weeks if Mor­ris­sey un­der­takes an appropriate driv­ing course, he was fined £500, or­dered to pay £85 costs and £50 to vic­tim ser­vices.

A MAN from Twyford has been re­manded on un­con­di­tional bail un­til July 23 af­ter plead­ing not guilty to two charges.

Wil­liam James Hick­mott, also known as Will Hick­mott, is ac­cused of as­sault­ing Sangam Gurung on Au­gust 20, 2017 in Friar Street, Read­ing. Hick­mott, 22 and from Cot­terell Gar­dens, is also ac­cused of racial/re­li­gious as­sault for the same in­ci­dent.

As he de­nies the charges, a trial will be held in Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court on July 23.

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