Court listings from the Eastbourne area

The scales of justice
The scales of justice

The following are court results from Hastings Magistrates’ Court which covers the Eastbourne area from August 31 - September 7.

August 31:

Hasaan Alaani, 23, of Princes Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to driving a VW Polo on Lottbridge Drove on June 28 with cannabis in his bloodstream. He was fined £300 and banned from driving for one year.

Terry Harris, 29, of Station Road, Polegate, pleaded guilty to assault by beating. The offence took place at Eastbourne on August 13. He also pleaded guilty to damaging a door at Saffrons Hotel, Eastbourne, on the same date. The court made a community order with a requirement of 180 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £200 in compensation.

Katy Mulley, 25, of Levett Avenue, Polegate, pleaded guilty to four charges of being in breach of a non-molestation order by sending text messages. The offences took place between July 25 and August 9. The court made a community order and fined her £25.

September 6:

Aaron Hills, 25, of Percival Road, Eastbourne, was found guilty of two charges of assaulting a woman by beating her. The offences took place at Eastbourne on May 22 and March 26. He was also found guilty of damaging a mobile phone, belonging to the victim, on May 22. He was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for one year. The court also made a community order with a requirement of 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered him to pay £620 in prosecution costs. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was that it was domestic violence when a child was present.

Michael Anderson, 47, of Motcombe Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The offence took place at The Crown pub, Eastbourne, on April 8. He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for one year. The court also made a community order with an alcohol treatment requirement and a requirement of 120 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £200 in compensation. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was that the assault was ‘fuelled by alcohol’.

Michael Coupe, 35, of Ratton Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and to being drunk and disorderly in a public place. The offences took place on July 3 at Pevensey Road, Eastbourne. He also pleaded guilty to producing a quantity of cannabis. The offence took place at Eastbourne on June 9. The court made a community order with a requirement of 80 hours of unpaid work and ordered him to pay £150 in compensation.

Jake Doyle, 20, of Westerham Road, Eastbourne, was found guilty of assaulting a woman by beating her. The offence took place at Eastbourne on June 19. He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for two years. The court also made a community order with a requirement of 120 hours of unpaid work. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was that it was a ‘protracted incident of violence’.

September 7:

Joseph Alliston, 28, of The Avenue, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to three charges of theft and a charge of fraud. The thefts took place at Pevensey Bay between May 15 and 17 when he stole jewellery, including a diamond ring, and bank cheques. He was sentenced to prison for 20 weeks, suspended for one year. The court also made a community order with a requirement of 180 hours of unpaid work. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was that the offences constituted a breach of trust.

Lauren-Faye Burgess, 27, of Lower Dicker, Hailsham, pleaded guilty to driving a Renault car without due care and attention. The offence took place on the A22, at Lower Dicker, on July 4. She was fined £117 and her driving record endorsed with four points.

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