IN THE DOCK: Latest court cases across Wiltshire
Here are some of the recent cases heard before Swindon and Wiltshire magistrates courts. SHREWTON: Samuel Dibbin, 27, of Upper Backway, has been charged with drink-driving while at the wheel of an Audi TT car on August 8 2020, when he was disqualified from driving and did not have insurance. He is also charged with damaging a noticeboard in Melksham belonging to Wiltshire Police.
He will appear in court on February 26. No plea has been listed. Dibben is also charged with taking a different Audi car from its owner’s address in Royal Wootton Bassett without permission and to causing GBP5,000 worth of damage to it.
MARLBOROUGH: Adam Farrell, 32, has been charged with driving a Ford Focus Zetec on the A4 on May 21, 2020 without insurance and while under the influence of Benzoylecgonine. Farrell, of Rawlingswell Lane, is also charged with failing to stop on the A4 when instructed to do so by a constable in uniform. DEVIZES: John Mann, of Massey Road, will appear in court to face two charges.
The 41-year-old has been accused of stealing four cans of gin and tonic, plus a bottle of sherry, from Morrisons on Estcourt Street. The total value of the booze is GBP34.05. Mann will also appear in court accused of assaulting PC Jonathan Mills.
CHIPPENHAM: Edward Anthony Sclafani, 33, of Royal Close, has admitted driving his BMW down Tavinor Drive, in Chippenham with cocaine in his bloodstream. The court was told tests showed a blood reading of over 32mcg per litre. Sclafani pleaded guilty and was fined GBP199 and banned from holding a driving licence for 12 months.
MELKSHAM: Christopher Cook, of Bath Road, has admitted charges in relation to a large number of indecent photographs. The court was told that between December 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016 he amassed 445 still and moving images at a category A level. He had a further 288 files at a category B level, and 926 indecent still and moving images of children at a category C level.
The 31-year-old also possessed images including animals that were “grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character.” He entered a guilty plea on February 5 and will appear in court again next month. CALNE: Tommy Bonner, 18, has been fined for drink-driving.
The offence took place on August 1, 2020 when he drove the scooter on Ryelands Way in Royal Wootton Bassett. A breath test showed a breath alcohol reading of 63 when the legal limit is 50. Bonner, of Comet Crescent, pleaded guilty to the offence and to failing to stop the scooter when police ordered him to, driving without insurance and without due care and attention.
He was fined GBP346, ordered to pay GBP350 compensation and disqualified from driving for 17 months. MALMESBURY: Aaron Gray, of Quarry House, has been fined GBP184 and banned from driving for a year after the 20-year-old pleaded guilty to drug-driving on May 5, 2020. He drove a Ford Fiesta on the A429 in Chippenham with more than 32g of cocaine in his system.
He also had the drug in his possession, which was later destroyed by Wiltshire Police. CHIPPENHAM: Michael Vacquier, of Quay Terrace in Devon, has been fined GBP440 after an incident on the A350 in Chippenham. The courts found Vacquier, 50, guilty of drunk and disorderly behaviour on September 25, 2020.
CHIPPENHAM: Sean Billing, of no fixed address, has been charged with stealing bottles of booze worth GBP91.50 from Tesco on May 30, 2020. He is due to appear in court again next month and has not yet entered a plea. CALNE: Andrew Hall, of Abberd Way, was fined GBP220 after a court decided that on August 16 last year he drove a Kia with an expired licence, which had run out on June 30, 2019.
The 35-year-old was found guilty in his absence. BRADFORD ON AVON: Arthur Brothers Haulage Ltd, based at Gold Tops in Newport, has been fined GBP1,000 after they drove a truck across the A363 Town Bridge. The truck’s weight exceeded the limit of 18 tonnes on the road through the town centre.
The company was found guilty in its absence.