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IN THE COURTS: FRIDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2018


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.

Please note: there will be no court round-up on Friday 28th December.

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Week to 21st December 2018

Gary Stretch, 50, of Josephs Way in Shanklin appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday where he admitted driving whilst disqualified and using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance.

Stretch, who was caught by Police on 16th November this year, was given a 9 month community order and ordered to pay £85 costs with a surcharge of £85. He was also fined £50 and 6 points were added to his licence.

• Joanne Wraxton, 48, of Green Lane in Shanklin appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court accused of wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

Mrs Wraxton did not enter a plea and the case was adjourned to the Crown Court for a pre-trial hearing on 28th January 2019.

Lee Patrick Shanahan, 40, of Home Meade in Newport pleaded not guilty to 2 charges of assault by beating and affray when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The case has been adjourned to the Crown Court on 28th January.

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Willow Hughes-Thomas, 30, of Clarendon Road in Shanklin appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Thursday. She previously admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving and a second charge of drink driving.

Hughes-Thomas was handed down a 16 month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, for dangerous driving to run concurrently with a 3 month prison sentence, which was also suspended for 18 months, for drink driving. She was also banned from driving for 30 months with an extended retest, ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work and told to pay £500 in compensation

Josef Dylan Hall, 18, of Maxsted Close in Cowes was sentenced for assault by beating and common assault when he appeared before Magistrates this week. He previously admitted his guilt on 27th November.

Hall was given an 18 month community order on Tuesday and ordered to pay £150 in compensation to his 2 victims.

Darrin Stanton, 48, of Melville Street in Ryde admitted assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) at the Isle of Wight Crown Court last Friday.

Stanton was handed a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. He was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

Julie Brown, 42, of Slade Road in Ryde was convicted of theft and false accounting at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Thursday. She was found guilty by a jury following a not guilty plea on Wednesday.

Brown was sentenced to 8 months in prison, suspended for 18 months.

Billie Joe Ford, 28, of Barton Road in Newport admitted possessing a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place – namely a punch knife – when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Ford was given a 3 month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. He was ordered to pay £85 in costs with a £115 surcharge.

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