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The following are court results from Hastings Magistrates’ Court which covers the Eastbourne area from August 1 - August 3.

August 1:

Rory Chapman, 20, of Wildwood, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her. The offence took place at Seaside Road, Eastbourne, on June 12. He also pleaded guilty to damaging the front door of a flat in Rotunda Road, Eastbourne, on the same date and damaging a mobile phone. He was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for two years. Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was due to previous convictions. The court made a community order with a requirement of 110 hours of unpaid work and imposed a 12-week electronically monitored curfew between 9pm and 6am. The court also issued a restraining order and ordered him to pay £150 compensation.

August 2:

Peter Marsh, 35, of Black Path, Polegate, was found guilty of failing to provide a breath specimen for analysis and of a further charge of driving a vehicle whilst unfit to drive through drink. The offences took place at Black Path, Polegate, on February 27. The court made a community order with a requirement of 100 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for three years. He was also ordered to pay £400 in prosecution costs.

Gregory McCleeve, 33, of Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne, was found guilty of racially aggravated threatening behaviour. The offence took place at St Annes Road, Eastbourne, on February 25. The court made a community order with a 20- day electronically monitored curfew between 7pm and 7am. He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation and £200 in prosecution costs.

Steven Dines, 46, of Elms Avenue, Eastbourne, was found guilty of assault by beating and causing damage to a pair of glasses. The offences took place at Eastbourne on January 22. He was also found guilty of failing to surrender to court bail on July 19. He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for one year. The court also made a community order and ordered him to pay £51.30 compensation and £100 toward prosecution costs.

Philip McManus, 34, of Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to stealing two packets of boxer shorts and a child’s top, worth £49.97, from TK Maxx at The Crumbles, Eastbourne, on June 13. He was given a 12- month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £19.99 in compensation.

Anthony Relf, 24, of Milfoil Drive, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Astra on the A259 South Coast Road, at Newhaven on February 8, while over the drink-drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 63 microgrammes. The legal limit is 35mg. He also pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance. In addition he pleaded guilty to two charges of using threatening behaviour at Commnad Road, Eastbourne, on February 8 and a charge of obstructing a police officer. He was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was that the offences were aggravated by previous offending.

August 3:

Thomas Ashton-Reed, 33, of Barnhorn Road, Bexhill, pleaded guilty to driving a Nissan Micra on Hailsham Road, Polegate, on July 14, while over the drink-drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 68 microgrammes. The legal limit is 35mg. He was fined £120 and banned from driving for 17 months.

Lamine Dabo, 29, of Downs Close, Lewes, pleaded guilty to being in possession of a quantity of cocaine. The offence took place at Eastbourne on June 20. He was fined £120.

Fred King, 32, of Downash, Hailsham, pleaded guilty to stealing two cockerels, worth £400 from Magham Down, Hailsham, on May 25. He was given an 18 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 compensation.

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