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IN THE COURTS: FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2019


This is your bi-weekly round up of the latest court news, covering some of the cases heard by the Isle of Wight Combined Court up until Friday 22nd February 2019.

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• Matthew Peter Emson, 33, of Pier Street in Ventnor, was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Friday 8th February having previously admitted 2 counts of attempted robbery and 1 count of having an offensive weapon in a public place.

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Ben Ward, 30, of Field Place in Yarmouth, appeared in court for failing to comply with the requirements of a community order. Magistrates decided to allow the order to continue but adding an additional 10 hours and ordered Ward to pay £60 costs.

Connor Fogarty, 27, of Mitchell’s Road in Ryde was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) at the Isle of Wight Crown Court. Fogarty was sentenced to 2-and-a-half years in prison for assaulting an off-duty paramedic.

James Smith, 34, of Green Street in Ryde pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon in a public place on 12th February. The case has been adjourned for pre-sentence reports. Smith will return before the court in March.

• David Arthur Hopkins, 58, of Sunset Close in Freshwater appeared before Magistrates accused of causing arson with intent, possession of a prohibited weapon (x2) and purchasing a prohibited weapon (x2). Mr Hopkins’ case was committed to the Isle of Wight Crown Court for 25th March.

Brian Thearle, 69, of Flintoff Gardens in Lake, admitted attempting to meet a child under the age of 16 following grooming when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court. Thearle escaped jail but was handed a 3-year community order, an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and ordered to complete 30 rehabilitation days. He must also complete a sex offenders course and pay court costs of £435.

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• Adem Kaya, 38, of Love Lane in Cowes, pleaded guilty to 3 food hygiene offences relating to Yummy Tummy in Shanklin at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court. He was fined £500 by Magistrates and the Isle of Wight Council were awarded costs of £2,459.

Michael Sanderson, 68, of Green Street in Ryde, admitted possessing to show/distribute an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child and 3 charges of making an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 12th February. He will appear before the Crown Court on 15th March.

Daniel Jeavons, 27, of Partlands Avenue in Ryde, admitted a single count of assault by beating before Magistrates on 11th February. Jeavons was given a 15 month community order with 30 rehabilitation days and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £85 surcharge. He was fined £25.

Malcolm Lesley, 60, of Leed Street in Sandown was sentenced for sexual assault at the Isle of Wight Crown Court. Lesley was given a 16 month prison sentence – suspended for 2 years – and placed on the sex offenders register. He must also complete 25 days of rehabilitation.

Graeme Bell, 46, of Coronation Road in Cowes appeared before Magistrates on Monday 11th March having been found guilty of assault by beating. Bell, a former teacher, was given a 12 month community order for assaulting a student on a residential trip. He was also ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and pay £400 costs with a £85 surcharge.

Peter Thomas Baines, 62, of Lowetherville Road in Ventnor, admitted making indecent photographs/pseudo-photographs of a child, possessing extreme pornographic images portraying an act of intercourse/oral sex with a dead/alive animal and possessing a prohibited image of a child when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 12th February. Baines will appear before the court for sentencing in March.

Cameron Chivers, 21, of Spalding Road in Southampton appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday 15th February jointly with Scott Smith, 20, of Linnet Court in New Milton, where they admitted burglary. Chivers was given an 18 month prison sentence, whilst Smith was handed a 24 month prison sentence as he was also sentenced for a separate incident in Southampton.

Bobby Bedingham, 22, of Staplers Road in Newport, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and criminal damage at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 7th February. Bedingham was handed a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for 24 months.

• Simon Powell, 44, of Terrace Road in Newport, admitted 8 counts of the sexual crime of exposure on Friday 8th February. He was handed a 12 month community order and ordered to complete 30 days of rehabilitation.

David Luke Soppitt, 46, of Forest Way, Winford, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday 8th February. Soppitt pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.

Paul Templeman and Susan Templeman, of Allotment Road in Niton, appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday 8th February accused of fraud to the value of £170,000. The pair each received prison sentences of 2 years, suspended for 24 months, and were ordered to pay £300 costs. Paul Templeman must also complete 24 days of rehabilitation. The money has been repaid.

Richard Miles, 19, of Falcon Road in Basingstoke, admitted 3 charges of assault by beating before Magistrates on the Isle of Wight. A pre-sentence report was ordered.

Anthony Kimble, 61, of Ryde Road in Seaview appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Monday 11th February accused of manslaughter and causing the death of a vulnerable adult. The case was adjourned to the Crown Court on 11th March.

Richard Barron, 33, of East Hill Road in Ryde, admitted aggravated vehicle taking, driving without third party insurance and driving without a licence when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Thursday 14th February. Barron was disqualified from driving for 18 months, fined £1000 and handed an 18-month community order.

Matthew Reed, 28, of Lower Road, Adgestone was sentenced for assault by beating and criminal damage to property under £5000 on 11th February. Reed was handed a 18 month community order with 40 rehabilitation days attached. He was ordered to pay £300 compensation to a holiday park in North Wales.

Timothy J Morgan, 53, of HMP Hull – formally of Wootton – appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court via video link having been found guilty of production of a Class B drug (cannabis) and being concerned in the production of a Class B drug (cannabis).

Morgan received an additional 12 months in prison, to be added onto the end of his existing 9-year stretch, for the offence relating to a house boat in Bembridge. He received another 12 month prison sentence for drugs found in a flat in Wootton, but that is to run concurrently.

The boat in Bembridge where some of the drugs were discovered

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