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Around the courts: Cases heard at North Devon Magistrates' Court

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: January 12, 2017

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Around the courts: Cases heard at North Devon Magistrates' Court

Around the courts: Cases heard at North Devon Magistrates' Court

A rundown of the concluded cases at North Devon Magistrates' Court, allowing you to see justice served in your community.

This week we summarise court activity between January 6 and January 10.

The defendant's age follows his name and a G or NG denotes a guilty or not guilty plea. Not guilty pleas mean the conviction followed a trial.

NP indicates no plea was taken and the charge was proved in the defendant's absence. NG/G denotes a change of plea.

January 6

Danny Hawkins, 25, of St Georges Road, Barnstaple, damaged a car park barrier belonging to the Royal Hotel in Bideford, (G). He was given a community order with electronic monitoring and ordered to pay £200 compensation.

Kyle Roberts, 31, of Church Street, Ilfracombe, produced 22 cannabis plants, (G). He was sent to prison for 17 weeks, suspended for 12 months. He was also told to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Jenny Christine Watts, 34, of Cross Tree, Braunton, harassment, (G). She was given a community order with rehabilitation activity requirements. She was given a restraining order and told to pay an £85 victim surcharge and £50 costs.

Samuel James Firman, 33, of Fairplace Terrace, Okehampton, driving without due care and attention, (G). He was told to pay a £120 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £50 costs. He as also give five penalty points.

Andrew Bloor, 36, of Market Street, Ilfracombe, stole two Emporio Armani fragrances from Boots in Barnstaple, (G). He was given a community order with electronic monitoring. He was also told to pay an £85 victim surcharge.

Bloor was also charged with stealing a laptop from Asda in Bideford, (G). He was given a community order with electronic monitoring.

Lee Butler, 29, of Butt Garden Street, Bideford, failed to comply with solid white line road markings, (G). He was told to pay a £65 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £55 costs.

Adriano Andrade Pedra, 36, of Boutport Street, Barnstaple, drink-driving, (G). He was banned from driving for 19 months and told to pay a £120 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £50 costs.

Barbara Rands, 83, of East Street, South Molton, drove while eyesight was not of the legal competence, (G). She was told to pay a £60 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs. She was also given three penalty points.

Steven James Robinson, 25, of Fulford Close, Bideford, destroyed a television, (G). He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He was also charged with an assault, (G). He was given a 12-month conditional discharge.

January 9

Emma Treble, 41, of Willshere Road, Barnstaple, stole a carpet shampooer, not guilty/found guilty). She was told to pay a £120 fine, £20 victim surcharge and £75 costs.

January 10

A 16-year-old boy from Bideford appeared in court charged with supplying cannabis, (G). He was given a youth rehabilitation order with an activity requirement was made with a curfew. He was told to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £50 costs.

He was also charged with supplying amphetamine, (G). He was given a youth rehabilitation order with an activity requirement as well as a curfew.

The same youth was charged with possession of amphetamine, (G). He was given a youth rehabilitation order with activity requirement. He was also given a curfew.

The boy was also charged with possession of cannabis, (G). He was given a youth rehabilitation order with activity requirement. A curfew was also made.

A-17-year-old boy from Bideford appeared in court for an assault occasioning actual bodily harm, (not guilty/found guilty). He was given a youth rehabilitation order with requirements. He was told to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work. He was also told to pay £300 compensation.

A 14-year-old boy from Barnstaple was charged with stealing eggs from a North Devon shop, (G). He was referred to a North Devon youth offender panel for meetings, he was also told to pay £1.30 compensation.

The same child was also in court charged with stealing a four pack of Kopperberg from a North Devon shop, (G). He was referred to a North Devon youth offender panel for meetings, he was also told to pay £5 compensation.


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