Threat­en­ing mes­sages sent via Snapchat

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - By BEN ECCLESTON

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.

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