City man finally jailed for cultivating cannabis plants after being on run for 7 years
A COVENTRY man has finally been jailed after being on the run for SEVEN YEARS.
Justice was served on Brian Samson O’Neil when he finally took his place in the dock at Coventry Magistrates’ Court.
He was jailed after pleading guilty to cultivating 22 cannabis plants back in June 2011 and failing to answer bail in September of that year.
Magistrates sentenced O’Neil, 43, of Middleborough Road, Radford, to 26 weeks behind bars, stating that being on the run for seven years was clearly an aggravating factor.
Other cases heard at Coventry Magistrates’ Court from September 24 and 25 included:
Paul Whittaker, 50, of Radford Road, Radford, admitted stealing a pair of ladies boots worth £24.99 from Deichmann shoes, stealing two pairs of shoes worth £47.98 from Deichmann Shoes, stealing four sets of Sony headphones worth £70 from Boots and wilfully obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty. He was given a community order including a drug rehabilitation requirement, fined £50 and ordered to pay a total of £178 and £65 court costs.
Laura Salia, 30, of Harnall Lane West, Hillfields, admitted two counts of stealing meat worth a total of £64 from Sainsbury’s, stealing meat and alcohol worth £89 from Sainsbury’s, stealing fragrance and perfume worth £395 from Debenhams, stealing food and alcohol worth £87 from Tesco, failing to answer bail and committing an offence while subject to a conditional discharge for shoplifting. She was sent to prison for 18 weeks due to “high level of offending” and committed while on bail.
Nisha Vaghela, 28, of Quilletts Close, Bell Green, admitted driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and committing an offence while subject to a community order for excess alcohol and dangerous driving. She was handed a 20-week prison sentence suspended for a year (12 weeks for new offence and eight weeks for old offence), banned from driving for 51 months and ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £115 victim surcharge.
Paul Buddy, 30, of HMP Hewell, admitted stealing a bicycle worth £585, driving without insurance and driving without a licence. He was fined £50, had six points endorsed on his driving licence and was ordered to pay £585 compensation and a £30 victim surcharge.
Adam Flude, 19, of Burnham Road, Whitley, admitted causing £200 worth of damage to a front window at the Flying Standard pub. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £200 compensation and a £20 victim surcharge.
Thomas Henry, 26, of Brays Lane, Stoke, admitted possession of an offensive weapon (pick axe handle) in a public place and two counts of drugdriving (cocaine and Benzoylecgonine). He was given a community order including a rehabilitation activity requirement, fined £800, banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to pay £185 court costs and a £85 victim surcharge.
Callum Hyde, 30, of Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, admitted producing cannabis, dishonestly causing electricity to be wasted or diverted, possession of a weapon designed or adapted to discharge an electrical charge and possession of steroids. He was given a community order including 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £185 court costs and a £85 victim surcharge.
Justice was finally dealt to Brian Samson O’Neil at Coventry Magistrates Court