Court listings from the Eastbourne area

The scales of justice
The scales of justice

The following are court results from Hastings Magistrates Court covering the Eastbourne area from November 19 - December 3.

November 19

Shaun Hammond (aged 31), of Valley Dene, Newhaven, was found guilty, following a trial, of using racially aggravated threatening behaviour to a woman. The offence took place at Seaford on April 16. The court made a community order with a three month, electronically monitored curfew. He was also ordered to pay £1,620 in court costs.

Lee Johnson (aged 22), of London Road, Bexhill, pleaded guilty to stealing perfume worth £52.50 from Boots in Eastbourne on October 27 and stealing a bottle of Jack Daniels bourbon from Morrisons at Eastbourne on November 23. The court made a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement.

Lyndon Roberts (aged 53), of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, on November 5. He was given a six month conditional discharge.

November 25:

James Bellamy (aged 28), of Longland Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention at Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, on September 20. He was fined £133.

Robert Thompson (aged 44), of Faygate Road, Eastbourne, was sent to prison for 22 weeks after pleading guilty to driving while nearly four times over the drink-drive limit. He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and driving while disqualified. The offence took place in Eastbourne on November 7. The court also banned him from driving for four years.

David Wrobel (aged 31), of Wadhurst Close, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman. The offence took place at Eastbourne on November 5. He was given a one year conditional discharge.

Gareth Owen (aged 20), of Rattle Road, Pevensey, pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes car on Priory Road, Eastbourne, without due care and attention on February 20. He was fined £320 and his driving record was endorsed with nine penalty points.

November 26:

Jack Fisher (aged 20), of Chapel Park Road, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to four charges of assaulting a woman. The offences took place at Carisbrooke Close, Eastbourne, in June and October. He also pleaded guilty to causing £50 of damage to furniture. The court made a community order with a requirement to participate in a domestic abuse programme. He was also ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

Karl Milligan (aged 29), of George Street, Brighton, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in West Street, Seaford, on August 4. He also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. The court made a community order with an alcohol treatment requirement.

December 1:

Wayne Dumble (aged 44), of Bayham Road, Hailsham, pleaded guilty to driving a Vespa moped in South Road, Hailsham, on May 21 while four times over the drink drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 141 microgrammes. The legal limit is 35mg. He also pleaded guilty to being in possession of cannabis resin. He was given a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, and banned from driving for four years.

December 3:

Michael Jones (aged 44), of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive behaviour to a woman at Terminus Road, Eastbourne, on November 3. He also admitted two charges of being in breach of a suspended sentence and being in breach of an anti-social behaviour order. He pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman at Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, on September 8. He was sentenced to a total of 40 weeks in prison. Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was persistent refusal to comply with court orders.

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