Threatening messages sent via Snapchat
A MAN admitted sending threatening messages to his victims via Snapchat.
Thomas Smail sent the messages via the social media site, as well as through text messages, in August and pleaded guilty at Coventry Magistrates’ Court.
Smail, 24, of Croft Road, Bedworth, was handed a community order including a fourweek curfew with an electronic tag from 9pm5am and also made subject to a restraining order.
Magistrates also ordered that he pay £185 to the prosecution’s court costs and a £85 victim surcharge.
Other cases heard at Coventry Magistrates’ Court from November 19 to 22 included:
Hannah Stephenson, 27, of Thomas Street, Spon End, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour that was racially aggravated, assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly in a public place. She was fined £280 and ordered to pay £50 compensation, £135 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
Martin Baker, 30, of no fixed address, admitted stealing Kit Kats worth £40 from Heron Foods. He was sent to prison for four weeks due to “record of previous offending”.
M&D Cleaners Limited, of Foleshill Road, Foleshill, admitted selling a pack of 20 Marlboro cigarettes to a person under the age of 18. They were fined £1,666 and ordered to pay £1,102 court costs and a £170 victim surcharge.
James Heritage, 60, of Broad Street, Foleshill, admitted drink-driving in Swan Lane (breath 74, limit 35), possession of crack cocaine and committing an offence while subject to a suspended sentence. He was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £200, had his suspended sentence varied and was ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
Martin Nisbet, 34, of no fixed address, admitted handling stolen goods (credit card) and failing to comply with requirements of community order. He was sent to prison for 12 weeks (six weeks for new offence and six weeks for original offences including theft) and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.
Daniel Holmes, 36, of St John’s Avenue, Kenilworth, admitted drinkdriving in Deedmore Road (breath 52, limit 35), driving without insurance, driving without a licence, two counts of criminal damage, two counts of assaulting a police officer and attempting to obstruct or pervert the course of justice. He was given a community order including 200 hours unpaid work, banned from driving for 15 months and ordered to pay a total of £200 compensation.
Anthony Campbell, 28, of no fixed address, admitted stealing five pairs of glasses worth £600 from Specsavers. He was jailed for 8 weeks.
Matthew Clamp, 37, of no fixed address, admitted two counts of fraud by false representation and receiving stolen goods (iPhone 6X and iPhone 7) worth £1,570. He was sent to prison for 12 weeks due to “record of previous offending” and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.