Courts Latest News


This is your weekly round-up of the latest court news, covering some of the cases heard by the Isle of Wight Combined Court over the past week.

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

Week to 19th October 2018

• Joanne Lisa Thornton, 55, of Ranmore in Sheffield, but previously of Heath Lane in Freshwater, admitted fraud by abuse of position and theft by an employee. The case was adjourned to the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 16th November.

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• Rosalynde Pitcher, 24, of Corbett Road, Ryde admitted causing grievous bodily harm before the Isle of Wight Crown Court last Friday. She received a 9 month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. She was ordered to pay £600 costs and compensation of £1,000.

Joe Appleyard, 31, of Slade Road in Ryde admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH), theft, aggravated vehicle taking and damaging property when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court last Friday. He was jailed for a period of 22 months.

 Robert Stephen James Hughes, 30, of HMP High Down appeared via video link before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to a number of offences including possessing with intent to supply Cannabis, MDMA and Heroin, possessing a firearm and purchasing/acquiring prohibited ammunition. He will appear before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 26th November for a hearing ahead of the anticipated trial in April 2019.

Sonia O’Roarty, 53, was given a 4-and-a-half year driving ban, sentenced to 16 weeks in prison – suspended for 2 years – and ordered to complete 50 days of rehabilitation after driving whilst almost 4x the drink-drive limit.

She was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £115 surcharge.

Daniel John Tomlinson, of Park Drive, Iklestone in Derbyshire was found guilty of failing to comply with an improvement notice issued by the Isle of Wight Council at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court. In his absence he was fined £4,500, ordered to pay £993.62 in costs with a surcharge of £170.

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