COURT ROUND-UP: LATEST CASES FROM THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT – 10TH-14TH AUGUST 2020

This is your weekly round-up of some of the latest court cases heard at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court.

Monday 10th – Friday 14th August 2020

Daniel Robert Lee, 27, of School Street in Ryde, was given a 6 month conditional discharge for possession of a Class B drug – namely cannabis. He was ordered to pay a £21 surcharge and the cannabis was forfeited.

Liam Edward Snell, 20, of Station Road in Shalfleet, was disqualified from driving for 14 days, fined £194 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £34 surcharge for exceeding the speed limit, namely 68 miles per hour in a 30 limit.

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David Paler, 34, of Landguard Road in Southampton, was handed down a 16-week prison sentence – suspended for 12 months – for sexual assault against a woman aged 16 or over. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a surcharge of £122. Paler is required to registered with the Police for a period of 7 years.

Kyle David Parry, 24, of West Street in Newport, admitted criminal damage to The Kebab House in Ryde. He was ordered to pay compensation of £446.40 and court costs of £85.

Tanya Scarlett Harding, 48, of Victoria Road in Sandown, pleaded guilty to drink driving. She blew 101. Harding was disqualified from driving for 26 months and ordered to complete 15 rehabilitation days. She must also pay a fine of £40 and court costs of £85 with a surcharge of £95.

Joshua Carlton Buckle, 26, of Seaview Lane in Nettlestone, was handed a 18-week prison sentence – suspended for 12 months – and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work for fraud by false representation, namely trying to sell a car belonging to Enterprise Car Rental. He also received an 18 week sentence – suspended for 12 months – to run concurrent with the other sentence for stealing a motor vehicle. He was ordered to pay £3,000 compensation.

Thomas Hinch, 18, of Church Lane in Mottistone, admitted 3 charges of causing harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour. He was given a 8-week prison sentence – suspended for 12 months – and ordered to complete 20 rehabilitation days. He must also pay £128 surcharge with court costs of £85.

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ron
ron
1 year ago

Are the magistrates completely out of touch with real life. I cannot remember when a severe sentence was given out in the Isle of Wight courts. Let’ s start with copying Singapore 20 years
for class 1 drugs and 20 lashes with a cane.

Kathy Ingraham
Kathy Ingraham
1 year ago

How the heck does the weak sentences have any hope of preventing re-offending or prevent others doing the same?
 
Judges should be only there for guidance, and the public random chosen, as it a jury should now give the sentences, with the judge informing them of the minimum to max term allowed.
 
Then it would be unbiased, fresh new minds, not so old fool jaded with hearing the same rot week in week out.
 
End more coming to Britain so we have room to jail our own bad people not the entire globes wrong doers.

Black rat
Black rat
Reply to  Kathy Ingraham
1 year ago

I think you will find all these cases were held in a magistrates court where there is no jury, If it as in front of a judge this would be in the Crown court where yes there would be jury.
In magistrates court you will find that normally there will be 3 magistrates on the bench who decide the sentencing which they have guidelines to which they must go by, any serious offences that they cannot deal with due to the sentencing guidelines will then be deferred to Crown.

Kathy Ingraham
Kathy Ingraham
Reply to  Black rat
1 year ago

Yes, I realise that, I am saying that perhaps a ‘different’ system should be used whereby we have ONE magistrate and a small say 6 members of the public to decide on the length and type of appropriate sentence ‘given’.
 
That way more of the public decide the punishment rather than just those whom have heard the same crimes week in week out, and are now a little jaded and not as caring as they ought to be with the victims of such crimes.

God
God
1 year ago

Oh shut it will ya, some peoples logic comes out a cereal box I swear

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
Reply to  God
1 year ago

God -. Really?….. Why do you ridicule Susan’s comment? It’s true, once we get these hideously large, unwanted developments filled to overflowing with troublesome skanks from the mainland inner cities, the Judges and the poor Police won’t know what’s hit them. Most people know the council will reap the benefits due to them being paid very well to take and house those ‘types’….. Do you?

J.....
J.....
1 year ago

How do you know that all the people living in this in-built estate will be criminals?

Ena Cook
Ena Cook
Reply to  J.....
1 year ago

Not ALL will, but even ONE murderer, or rapist, is more than too much, and the r number will be more than one if coming from inner cities. Now such is a daily occurence

Dicky Daniels
Dicky Daniels
1 year ago

Suspended sentence. Judges favourite term, followed by concurrent. Save money, sack judiciary,

Despondant
Despondant
1 year ago

What the hell is point of having these court cases not one prison sentence and same every week whatever the crime . Police must wonder why they bother !

Terry Lemmon
Terry Lemmon
Reply to  Despondant
1 year ago

How disheartening must it be for our police, Doing such a GREAT JOB. Then seeing a slap on the wrist sentence. I wonder what they would give as a punishment.

Concerned of Wootton
Concerned of Wootton
1 year ago

If anyone thinks they can do a better job in sentencing criminals, under guidelines set out
in law, then please become a magistrate.
[email protected] or gov.uk/become-magistrate

'Ad-enough!
'Ad-enough!
Reply to  Concerned of Wootton
1 year ago

Does it pay well ‘coz at 57 I’ve just been made redundant?

oldbutalive
oldbutalive
1 year ago

Just over twice the 30 mph speed limit and banned for 14 days, not much of a sentence.

Johny fart pants
Johny fart pants
Reply to  oldbutalive
1 year ago

Yes i totally agree, hopefully there insurance will be a lot higher

Ade
Ade
Reply to  oldbutalive
1 year ago

I think the courts just make up the sentences as they go along !

Stu
Stu
1 year ago

Good to see that racist mr parry get done for abusing the good men of the kebab House. I was there vile creature .

Me me
Me me
Reply to  Stu
1 year ago

Totally agree with you at the kebab house a complete waste of air Mr parry was and those guys don’t deserve to be abused

Stu
Stu
Reply to  Me me
1 year ago

Funny how you and me get voted down maybe they agree with what mr parry did.

'Ad-enough!
'Ad-enough!
Reply to  Stu
1 year ago

I think it could be that some people don’t know how the voting system works. Quite
often a comment which is perfectly sound and sensible gets voted down and you see it and think “eh”?

Ted
Ted
Reply to  Stu
1 year ago

But not happy to see the sexual abuser on the list? Says all we need to know about you really.

Davimel
Davimel
1 year ago

Whilst I fully understand some of the restraints our Magistrates have to face on a daily basis, perhaps they should look to changing the system rather than just plodding along letting some genuinely vile human beings walk away with absolutely no deterrent to stop them doing it all again! IF I had a job that meant that I was producing some dangerous and defective product and people were getting hurt from MY actions, I would move hell and high water to stop this from happening! But perhaps it is reward enough to be able to call oneself ‘A Magistrate’ and take the kudos from ones friends, rather than actually doing something to make the sentences work as a deterrent!!! In MY opinion, releasing these idiots upon us all, makes the Magistrates complicit in their actions.

Sheatemybulbs
Sheatemybulbs
Reply to  Davimel
1 year ago

As has already been suggested on here, the best action would be for several members of the public, chosen as is a jury, to decide the sentence of each case.
 
That way the magistrate, not several, could give guidelines to the length of possible sentence and fines, but others untainted by years of seeing such and worse, could give what they thought fitting.
 
Won’t happen though, as to do so would mean more jails, and unless many more of the world inhabitants return home, our jails will now forever be too full to take our own homegrown trash, so soft sentences are here to stay, and, we know why.
 
This imported cheap labour is working out rather expensive when all factors such as a free home, free education, free NHS treatment, and sometimes very costly jail terms are ‘added in’ to the hidden costings of calculating the advantages of such.
 
 

Davimel
Davimel
Reply to  Sheatemybulbs
1 year ago

I seem to remember that it is the Clerk to the Courts job to advise on sentencing and what is or is not allowed. It is his/her only job as far as I know, and he/she is with the Magistrate all day. Maybe it should be the Justice(?) department who need a rocket up them but we mere minions wont be able to do that, and lard assed Magistrates don’t seem too bothered either. Make all guilty criminals work at the magistrates homes for a week… THAT would terrify the lazy sods into action!

Richard
Richard
1 year ago

Trying to sell a hire car, what a knob. 😀

Despondant
Despondant
Reply to  Richard
1 year ago

His brother’s worse he was on here 2 weeks ago their mother must be so proud!

 

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