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The following are court results for the Eastbourne area at Hastings Magistrates’ Court from January 18 - January 26.

January 18:

Bradley Wade, 29, of Rothsay Street, Southwark, London, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer. The offence took place at Eastbourne on October 20. He was given a 12- month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £100 in compensation.

Jake Spencer, 22, of Royal Sussex Crescent, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Focus car dangerously on Carew Road, Eastbourne, on October 18. He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop for police and driving without insurance or a licence on the same date. He pleaded guilty to being in possession of a quantity of cannabis. The court made a community order with a requirement of 150 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for two years.

Carl Whitman, 36, of Wingfield Way, Ruislip, Middlesex, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour which caused a woman alarm or distress. The offence took place at Church Street, Eastbourne, on January 3. He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £100 in compensation.

Donna Furminger, 31, of Myrtle Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to stealing goods worth £220 from Aldi at Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, on December 20. She was fined £80.

January 19:

Kathleen Strevett, 88, of Whitley Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to driving a Rover car without due care and attention on Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, on July 29 last year. She was fined £40 and her driving record was endorsed with four penalty points.

January 20:

Victoria Hale, 41, of Command Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to driving a Toyota car on Command Road, on November 1, while twice over the drink-drive limit. She gave a breath alcohol reading of 72 microgrammes. The legal limit is 35mg. She was fined £110 and banned from driving for 17 months.

January 23:

Jemel Gittens, 26, of Glenville Road, Kingston on Thames, pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Astra at the McDonald’s drive-through at Polegate on October 30 with cannabis in his bloodstream. He was sent to prison for a total of 14 days and banned from driving for three years. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was because of the level of the drugs reading and that he showed a disregard for court orders.

Joseph Heavey, 26, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to damaging an internal door frame belonging to Brighton University. The offence took place at Darley Road, Eastbourne, on December 12. He was sentenced to seven days in prison and ordered to pay £115 in compensation. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was because of his previous record.

Christopher Watson, 85, of Hambleton Close, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour. The offence took place at Brighton on October 21. He was give an 18-month conditional discharge. The court also made a restraining order.

January 25:

Rimvydas Noreika, 24, of Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, pleaded guilty to driving a Transit vehicle on Alexandra Road, Eastbourne, on January 8, while nearly three times over the drink- drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 93 microgrammes. The legal limit is 35mg. He was fined £1,000 and banned from driving for two years.

Carl Pullen, 21, of Hailsham Road, Polegate, pleaded guilty to driving a VW Golf on Langney Road, Eastbourne, on November 28, with cannabis in his bloodstream. He was fined £400 and banned from driving for one year.

Claire Renalds, 31, of Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to entering the Azur, at St Leonards, as a trespasser, on August 12 last year and stealing 11 bottles of alcohol and a Vectron till to the value of £1,928. The court made a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement and ordered her to pay £1,958 in compensation.

Callum Sanders, 22, of St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to damaging furnishings worth £400 belonging to The Foyer at Eastbourne, on December 29. He also pleaded guilty to destroying a police practice code book, worth £30 on the same date. He was given a one- year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £408 compensation.

Jake Spencer, 24, of Medway Drive, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, pleaded guilty to being in possession of an amount of cannabis. The offence took place at Eastbourne on December 9. He was fined £100.

Gareth Smith, 20, of Penhurst Close, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to being in possession of an eight inch kitchen knife in a public place. The offence took place at Knoll Crescent, Eastbourne, on December 21. He also pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in public on the same date. He was sentenced to six weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months. Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was because he had a knife in a public place while under the influence of alcohol. The court also made a community order with an alcohol treatment requirement.

January 26:

Peter Burton, 31, of the Millrace, Polegate, pleaded guilty to stalking a woman. Between November 18 and November 29, at Hailsham. He made 123 phone calls, sent 663 texts and social media messages and wrote seven letters, visiting her home address on at least five occasions. The court made a community order and fined him £50. Magistrates also issued a restraining order.

Dean Fountaine, 30, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to stealing fragrances worth £73 from Boots at the Arndale Centre, Eastbourne, on December 8. He also pleaded guilty to failing to attend a test for Class A drugs and being in breach of a nine-month conditional discharge, imposed by an earlier court for two charges of theft. The court made a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirement and ordered him to pay £73 in compensation.

Brendan Holt, 25, of Market Street, Hailsham, pleaded guilty to being in possession of a loaded air weapon and a kitchen knife, with a seven inch blade, in a public place at Hailsham on December 28. The court made a community order with a requirement of 150 days of unpaid work.