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IN THE COURTS: FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019

This is your round-up of the latest court news, covering some of the cases heard by the Isle of Wight Combined Court since 21st December 2018.

The convicted person’s name, age, address and details of the charge(s) and sentence are published in accordance with UK law.

Week to 18th January 2019

David Stathers, 61, of Newport Road in Northwood, admitted driving whilst over the drink drive limit when he appeared in front of Magistrates. He was almost 3 times over.

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Stathers was banned from driving for 25 months and given a 12 month community order. He must also completed 20 days of rehabilitation and pay a £50 fine.

Daniel Guy, 40, of Quarry View in Newport admitted driving whilst over the drink-drive limit when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday. He was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £215 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £30.

Daniel James Pitman, 37, of Winston Road in Newport admitted making indecent photographs of children when he appeared before Isle of Wight Magistrates on 8th January. He also admitted possession of 2 prohibited images of a child.

Pitman will appear before the Isle of Wight Crown Court for sentencing on 15th February 2019.

Bradley Tolfrey, 18, of Sandown Road in Lake, admitted aggravated vehicle taking, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and causing vehicle damaged when he appeared before Magistrates in Newport on 8th January.

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Tolfrey was banned from driving for 12 months, ordered to complete 15 rehabilitation days and pay a £85 surcharge with £85 court costs. He must also complete 19 sessions of thinking skills.

Steven St John, 40, of Highland Road in Southsea, was fined £40 and ordered to pay £40 in costs with a £30 surcharge when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday. He admitted growing cannabis at a property in West Street, Newport.

Lee Lamacraft, 53, of The Strand in Ryde has been given a 12-month restraining order by Magistrates for causing harassment without violence. Lamacraft was ordered to pay £80 costs, £85 in compensation to his former partner and a £35 surcharge.

Leon Carr, 38, of Garden Way in Newport admitted criminal damage when he appeared before Magistrates on 28th December 2018. He was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £45 costs with a surcharge of £20.

Geoffrey Talbot Morris, 77, of HMP Albany, pleaded guilty to 28 charges of sexual and indecent assault against children when he appeared via video link at the Isle of Wight Crown Court.

Morris has been sentenced to 18 years 10 months imprisonment and will be on extended licence for 1 year.

Joshua Mark Johnson, 26, of Gunville Road, Newport appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 8th January facing 3 charges relating to a serious crash on Middle Road, Chessell.

Mr Johnson did not enter any plea for the charges of causing injury by dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specific controlled drug above the specified limit. He will appear before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 11th February 2019.

David Taylor, 38, of Fleet Way in Shalfleet, was handed a 8 months prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, after being caught trying to smuggle a mobile phone into HMP Bullingdon. Taylor, who committed the act after being sent to the prison by the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court last year, was also given curfew for a period of 3 months and ordered to pay £140.

Natalie Fleming, 37 and Glen Barry Millmore, 44, both of George Street in Ryde, admitted charges of theft and fraud at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday 8th January. Both Fleming and Millmore were ordered to pay £148 in compensation to their 70-year-old victim. They were also ordered to pay a £30 surcharge each and £85 in court costs, split between them.

Matthew Thomas, 41, of no fixed abode, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court where he admitted using threatening and abusive behaviour. Magistrates handed Thomas a 12-week suspended prison sentence, and ordered him to pay a £115 surcharge.

• Jamie Downing, 27, from Oakvale in Ryde admitted possessing a paedophile manual when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 7th January. The case has now been adjourned for sentencing on 5th February 2019. Downing has been granted unconditional bail until that time.

Nicholas Phipps, 63, of Monkton Street in Ryde pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children at the Isle of Wight Crown Court. Deeming Phipps to be a high risk of sexual harm to children, Recorder Anna Midgley sentenced the convicted sex offender to 16 weeks in prison and ordered him to pay a £115 surcharge. An existing Sexual Harm Prevention Order remains in place.

Jason Kennett, 39, of Edinburgh Road in Ventnor admitted growing cannabis when he stood in front of Magistrates on 8th January. Kennett was given a 8 month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. He was also ordered to pay £140.

Dean Haddon, 50, of Downsview in Sandown has been given a 15 month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, after pleading guilty to possessing 746 incident images of children.

The Isle of Wight Crown Court placed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order on Haddon and ordered him to pay £140 in costs. He must also completed 50 days of rehabilitation.

Jonathan Nash, 54, of no fixed abode, admitted using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court in Newport. He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £30 surcharge.

Curtis Rushton, 45, of Ashey Road in Ryde, pleaded guilty to 2 charges of assault by beating at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court. He must now stay at home between 19:00 and 07:00 for a period of 3 months and pay £50 to each victim. He must also pay £85 in court costs with a £85 surcharge.


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