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From the courts


A MAN from Hurley, near Maidenhead has been given suspended sentence by Reading Magistrate­s Court.

At the hearing on January 31, Henry Myles Roberts, 18 and of Bell Court, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of drugs by Wokingham Superbowl.

He found to be over the limit when he was stopped by police on September 28: 75 micrograms of Methylened­ioxymetham­phetamine and 22 micrograms of Ketamine per litre of blood. He was also found to be in possession of LSD, etizolam and cannabis.

In a separate charge, heard on the same day, Roberts was found to be driving in Woodley on November 19, while under the influence of drugs.

He was given a 12-week suspended jail sentence, ordered to carry out 130 hours of community service and ordered to pay costs of £85.

A MAN from Earley has been remanded on unconditio­nal bail until March 12, pending a trial.

A hearing at Reading Magistrate­s Court on February 1 heard that Stephen Painter of Stanton Close pleaded not guilty to an accusation that he stole plug sockets to the value of £161.93 from Wickes in Reading.

At the same hearing, Painter, 40, admitted breaching a supervisio­n requiremen­t placed on him on November 16 last year. For this he was committed to prison for seven days.

A COMMUNITY order has been drawn up for a man from Reading following a string of thefts in the borough.

Reading Magistrate­s Court heard that Steven James Vickery, 47 and of Oxford Road, pleaded guilty to stealing alcohol worth £28 from an unspecifie­d branch of Marks & Spencer in the borough on April 21 last year.

Then, on May 25 last year he stole more alcohol worth £32 from Marks & Spencer.

On February 12, 2017, he stole meat worth £27.55 from Marks & Spencer, and stole meat to the value of £19.25 on February 22.

On April 3, he stole meat to the value of £80. On April 6, he stole alcohol worth £32. On May 31, he stole alcohol worth £64.

On January 29, he stole meat worth £40. On February 5, he stole meat worth £45. On April 13, he stole meat worth £54. On April

14, he stole meat worth £27. On January 24, this year, he stole food items of an unknown value.

Vickery was ordered to comply with a rehabilita­tion activity requiremen­t by January 31, 2019, pay compensati­on of £563.30 and £85 costs.

A WOODLEY man who assaulted another man has been given 120 hours of community service.

Matthew Adrian Slade, 45, of Quentin Road, was found guilty of beating the man in Woodley on June 16 last year.

He pleaded not guilty but when the case was heard at Reading Magistrate­s Court on February 1, Slade was found guilty and was ordered to pay £150 compensati­on and £620 costs.

A MAN from Earley has been remanded on unconditio­nal bail until April 9.

Shahrookh Gulfraz, 23 and of Andrews Road, has pleaded not guilty to a change of assaulting a man on July 29, 2017. Also accused is Irfan Ali and another person, name unknown.

A WOKINGHAM man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in Crowthorne.

Robert Kennedy, 50, and from Suffolk Close, admitted beating the man on October 28 last year.

He was given a conditiona­l discharge for six months, ordered to pay costs of £85 and £20 to Victim Services. Because of the nature of the relationsh­ip between the parties, no compensati­on was ordered.

A MAN has pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault. Christophe­r Haylett, 28, from St Barnabas Road in Shinfield, has been accused of beating a man, assisted by Clive Cordery. He has been remanded on unconditio­nal bail until the court hearing on March 27.

A MAN from Waltham St Lawrence has been found guilty of assault.

Reading Magistrate­s Court heard, on February 2, that Wayne Richard Bennett, 51 and of The Limes, Milley Road, had beaten a man in Hurst on May 26 last year. He is also accused on damaging the victim’s bicycle.

Despite pleading not guilty, Bennett was sentenced to 80 hours of community service over the next 12 months. He also needed to pay £250 compensati­on, £85 to victim services and £620 costs.

A RESTRAININ­G order has been made to Richard Goodard.

The 52-year-old from Lunds Farm Road in Woodley was ordered by Slough Magistrate­s Court not to contact his victim, or visit

Trinity Court, Emview Close until February 2, 2020.

He pleaded guilty to harassing a woman via the Viber social media network, sending text messages and leaving a handwritte­n note on her car.

In addition to the restrainin­g order, he was fined £346, ordered to pay £85 and £34 to Victim Services.

He has also been banned from driving for three years.

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