Hastings Magistrates Court results from January 9 - January 15

These are the results from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from January 9 -15.

John Chapman, 43, of Redlands Lane, Robertsbridge, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Focus on the A21 on July 29 with cannabis in his bloodstream. He was fined £120 and banned from driving for one year.

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Scott Dolby, 38, of Battle Road, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to driving a Peugeot van on Beecham Place, St Leonards, on December 7, while over the drink drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 60 micrograms. The legal limit is 35 micrograms. He was fined £375 and banned from driving for 17 months.

Gary Field, 29, of Firle Close, Hastings, pleaded guilty to driving a BMW on Frederick Road, Hastings on August 9 with cocaine in his blood stream. The court made a community order with a requirement of 150 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for three years.

Daniel Barber, 31, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to stealing four packs of Gilette razors worth £100 from Boots at Hastings on July 30. He was given a six-month conditional discharge.

Michael O’Flaherty, 35, of Redmayne Drive, Hastings, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her. The offence took place at St Leonards on December 9. He was given a six-month conditional discharge. Magistrates also made a restraining order.

Samuel Skinner, 25, of St Georges Road, Hastings, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in public. The offence took place at Hastings on December 12, He was given a six-month conditional discharge.

Niranjan Thapa, 41, of Ghyllside Way, Hastings, pleaded guilty to driving a Toyota vehicle on Ghyllside Avenue, Hastings, on December 7, while unfit to drive through drink. The court made a community order with a requirement of 150 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for 17 months.

Paul Stone, 50, of Gensing Road, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour. The offence took place at St Leonards on December 12. He was fined £400.

Patrick Reville, 53, of Hatherley Road, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to stealing a slow cooker worth £27 from Chef Ware at Queens Road, Hastings. He also admitted being in breach of a conditional discharge, made by an earlier court for an offence of theft from a shop. The court made a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement and ordered him to pay £27 compensation.

January 10:

Jonathan Ward, 56, of Welton Rise, St Leonards, indicated a plea of guilty to racially aggravated threatening behaviour. The offence took place at Hastings on June 16. He was fined £180. Magistrates issued a restraining order.

Simon Griffiths, 50, of Queens Road, Hastings, indicated a plea of guilty to continually engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour toward a woman he was in a relationship with, knowing the behaviour would have a serious effect on her. The offence took place at Hastings between September 1 and December 18. He also indicated a plea of guilty to contacting her, despite being prohibited from doing so by a court restraining order. He was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months. Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was ‘persistent and harmful behaviour, with threats of violence and justifying his behaviour by blaming the victim’. The court also made a community order with a requirement of 120 hours of unpaid work.

Martin Rogers, 55, of no fixed address, was found guilty of being in charge of a vehicle on Lansdown Way, Bexhill on November 1, while over the drink drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 70 micrograms. The legal limit is 35 micrograms. He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £120 in prosecution costs. His driving record was endorsed with ten penalty points resulting in a six month driving ban.

January 11:

Wayne Rozier, 38, of Clarenden Road, St Leonards, was found guilty of harassment and being in breach of a restraining order by turning up at an address in Rye and asking for money. 
He admitted being in breach of a suspended sentence for an earlier offence of breaching a restraining order. He was sentenced to ten weeks in prison. Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was that he showed a flagrant disregard for court orders.

Joe Smith, 22, of St Johns Road, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to assault. The offence took place at St Leonards on December 20. He also pleaded guilty to damaging property belonging to the victim on the same date. He admitted being in breach of a suspended sentence for offences of criminal damage and sending an offensive message. He was given a one-year conditional discharge. Magistrates issued a restraining order.

Carla French, 39, of Jameson Close, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a Staffordshire bull terrier by failing to provide proper and necessary veterinary care and attention for a tail injury. The offence took place at St Leonards between July 2 and July 7. She was fined £80 and ordered to pay £300 in prosecution costs. Magistrates banned her from keeping an animal for seven years.

January 15:

James Arney, 23, of Station Road, Canterbury, Kent, pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Astra on Lydd Road, Camber, on February 16, without due care and attention. He was fined £57 and banned from driving for six months.

Alex Foord, 23, of High Street, Lydd, pleaded guilty to being the driver of an Astra car which was involved in an accident which caused damage to a garden wall at Camber on February 16 and failing to report it. The court made a community order with a requirement of 70 hours of unpaid work.