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IN THE COURTS: FRIDAY 5TH APRIL 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 5th April 2019.

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Matthew Poole, 30, of Langbridge in Newchurch admitted possession of a controlled drug of Class B –  cannabis when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court in Newport on 22nd March. Poole was fined £233 and ordered to pay £85 court costs with a £30 surcharge.

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James Downer, 26, of Wilton Road in Shanklin, admitted drink driving when he appeared before Magistrates on 26th March. He was almost twice the legal limit having blown 67 – the legal limit being 35. Downer was banned from driving for a period of 18 months, fined £499 and ordered to pay £85 court costs with a £49 surcharge.

Jason Blake, 32, of Spanners Close in Chale admitted theft when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday 25th March. Blake jointly appeared with Lee-Anne Tiller (also known as Leanne Rolfe), 22, also of Spanners Close.

Blake and Tiller were given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered by the Magistrates to pay £76 to Morrisons. They were also ordered to each pay £85 court costs with a £20 surcharge.

Alex Nolan, 31, of Harding Road in Ryde admitted common assault on an emergency worker – a Police officer – when he appeared before Magistrates in Newport on Friday 22nd March. Nolan was fined £253 for making threats and ordered to pay £85 court costs with a £30 surcharge.

Shannon Poppy Rhiannon Taylor, 21, of South Road in Cowes admitted using threatening/abusive words/behaviour liekly to cause harassment/alarm/distress, as well as a charge of theft, when she appeared in court on Tuesday. Taylor was fined £80 by Magistrates, ordered to pay £20 in compensation as well as £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge.

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Richard Downes, 74, of Military Road, Atherfield admitted failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle when required when he appeared before Magistrates on Tuesday 2nd April.

Downes was given 6 months on his licence which equated to a disqualification from driving for 6 months as he had already gained 6 points. He was also fined £120 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 with a £30 surcharge.

Sean Donovan, 22, of George Street in Ryde admitted assault, threatening behaviour and criminal damage when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court. Donovan was given a 3 month prison sentenced – suspended for 12 months. A previous suspended sentence was not activated.

Jerry Lee Russell, 23, of Gort Road in East Cowes admitted theft when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Russell was ordered to pay £100 compensation.

Joseph Medway, 22, of no fixed abode (NFA) admitted being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug – cannabis when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday 29th March. He was handed a 2 year community order with 30 rehabilitation days attached and told to complete 150 hours of unpaid work by Judge Melville.

Sebastian Drewell, 26, of Church Road in Havenstreet admitted driving without due care and attention and failing to stop when he appeared before Magistrates on Tuesday 2nd April.

Drewell was given 10 points on his driving licence, handed a 12 month community order and told to complete 300 hours of unpaid work. He was also fined £340 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £85 surcharge.

Daniel Barrett, 37, of Gort Road in East Cowes, admitted drink driving when he appeared before court on Friday 22nd March. He blew 48 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35. Barrett was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £500 and ordered to pay £85 court costs with a £50 surcharge.

Jamie Matlock, 37, of Hope Mead in Newchurch admitted 6 counts of theft when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday 2nd April. He was given a 12 month community order, ordered to complete 6 months of drug rehabilitation and a further 20 rehabilitation days. He was also ordered to pay £266 in compensation.

Paul Daniel Matthew Smart, 32, of HMP Isle of Wight, admitted theft when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 2nd April. He was ordered to pay compensation of £40.96. He is in custody for a separate offence.

Martin Edwards, 50, of Denton Gardens in East Cowes, admitted driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit (cannabis) and possession of a controlled drug of Class B (cannabis). He was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £138 and ordered to pay £85 court costs with a £30 surcharge.

• Christopher Wilson, 19, of Sherbourne Avenue, Binstead, admitted drink driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and taking a motor vehicle without consent (TWOC) when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Tuesday 26th March.

Wilson was banned from driving for a period of 16 months. He was fined £230 and ordered to pay £85 court costs with a £30 surcharge.

Jonathan Iles, 52, of Tennyson Road in Cowes admitted possession with intent to supply when he appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 29th March. Iles was given a 16 month prison sentenced – suspended for 2 years – and ordered to complete 30 days of rehabilitation.

Aston Williams, 29, of no fixed abode (NFA) but previously of Sandown, appeared before Magistrates on Friday 22nd March and admitted possession of a controlled drug of Class b (cannabis) and using threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour to cause harassment/alarm/distress.

Williams was handed down a community order with 20 rehabilitation days attached. He was ordered to pay £100 compensation to a Police constable.

Timothy Andrew Young, 51, of Spring Gardens in Ventnor was found guilty of burglary following a trial by Magistrates on Tuesday. He will be sentenced at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 26th April.

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Anon
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Anon

All scum, lock them all up

Amy
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Amy

No wonder you commented anonymously… Jackass

Richard Collins
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Richard Collins

” drink driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and taking a motor vehicle without consent ” And gets a driving ban. Didn’t have a licence in the first place, do they really think a ban will stop him in the future? Lucky git.

Bunty Benham
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Bunty Benham

I agree and think all such offenders should be banned for life.

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