Latest Eastbourne, Seaford and Hailsham court results

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The following are court results from Hastings Magistrates’ Court which covers the Eastbourne area from July 18 - July 20

July 18:

Adam Lancelot, 39, of Princess Drive, Seaford, pleaded guilty to driving a Nissan vehicle on Clementine Avenue, Seaford, on June 1 while disqualified from driving. He also pleaded guilty to driving with no insurance. He also pleaded guilty to driving a Volkswagen Polo on Churchill Road, Seaford, on June 10, while disqualified. He was sent to prison for 12 weeks and banned from driving for a further 18 months. Magistrates said the reason for the custodial sentence was that the offence was aggravated by a previous record of offending.

July 19:

Joselito Almelor, 39, of Willowfield, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting a woman by beating. The offences took place at Firle Road, Eastbourne on April 8 and 9. He also pleaded guilty to damaging five figurines at Eastbourne on April 9. The court made a community order with a requirement to attend a Building a Better Relationship programme and fined him £50 for the criminal damage. Magistrates also issued a restraining order.

Christopher Fitzgerald, 50, of Langney Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to two charges of harassment by sending an ‘excessive number of unwanted, abusive and threatening text messages’. The offences took place at Eastbourne between November 19 last year and January 27. He was sentenced to six weeks in prison, suspended for one year and ordered to pay a total of £100 compensation. Magistrates said the reason for the sentence was because of previous convictions and that the victims were vulnerable. The court also issued a restraining order.

Stefan Piotrowsky, 58, of Ringwood Road, Eastbourne, was found guilty of assault by beating. He was also found guilty of being in possession of a quantity of cannabis resin. The offences took place at Eastbourne on April 7. The court made a community order with an alcohol treatment requirement and fined him £37. They ordered him to pay £200 costs.

Tyrone Johnson, 25, of Pownall Road, London, pleaded guilty to making a false statement, in which he failed to declare two previous driving disqualifications, in order to gain an insurance certificate. The offence took place at Hailsham on March 18. He was fined £120.

Matthew Spencer, 43, of Sevenoaks Road, Eastbourne, was found guilty of three charges of assaulting a woman by beating. The offences took place at Fakenham, Norfolk, on May 13. The court made a community order with a requirement of 120 hours of unpaid work and issued a restraining order, Magistrates ordered him to pay £50 compensation and £310 in prosecution costs.

July 20:

Matthew Lynch, 19, of The Goffs, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to five charges of assault by beating and a charge of assaulting a police officer. The offences took place at Eastbourne between May 1 and May 6. He was given a six month conditional discharge.

Godfrey Marshall, 54, of The Hydneye, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to driving a Renault Megane on Seaside Road, Eastbourne, on July 1 while twice over the drink drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 72 microgrammes. The legal limit is 35mg. He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop after road accident, on July 1, in which another vehicle was damaged. He was fined a total of £380 and banned from driving for 38 months.

Naomi Pelling, 38, of Wroxham Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to attempting to steal alcohol worth £48, from Waitrose, at Eastbourne, on July 3. She also pleaded guilty to stealing two bottles of gin and two bottles of Baileys, worth £78, from Waitrose, on March 30. She was given a one year conditional discharge and ordered to pay compensation of £78.

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