JACK Hyner, 26, of Jefferies Avenue, was sent to prison for 12 months after pleading guilty to two counts of stalking and causing serious alarm or distress.

He was also made the subject of two separate restraining orders.


Leigh Curwen, 20, of Welcombe Avenue, pleaded guilty to assault when he appeared in Swindon Magistrates' Court. He was given a 12 month conditional discharge, told to pay a £20 victim surcharge plus £85 towards the cost of the prosecution.


Matthew Arman, 36, of Tintagel Close, Toothill, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention down Tewkesbury Way in April. He also admitted having insufficient tread on his tyres.

He was fined £140, told to pay a victim surcharge of £30 plus court costs of £85. He was also given eight points on his driving license.


Bartosz Kalun, 29, of Cricklade Road, pleaded guilty to fraud after attempting to return stolen items to clothes retailer Charles Tyrwhitt.

He was told to undergo 100 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and pay £500 in court costs. He was also told to pay an £85 victim surcharge for the separate offence of stealing £10 worth of food from Aldi.


A judge has put off the case of a man who is accused of trying to make illicit contact with a youngster.

Andrew Razey was due to appear before Swindon Crown Court facing a charge of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child under the age of 16.

But after hearing the 51-year-old was unwell Judge Tim Mousley QC adjourned the case to Friday, September 29, and continued his bail.

Razey, formerly of Milston Avenue but now of Ruskin Avenue, Stratton, is said to have tried to contact a child in July this year.


A Swindon man has been found guilty of using threatening words or behaviour, ordered to carry out unpaid work and had £705 demanded of him by magistrates.

Valmir Cetaj, 34, of Drove Road, made the threat on February 24.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge on June 21, but was later found guilty at Swindon Magistrates' Court, and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

He must also pay costs of £620 to the Crown Prosecution Service, and a victim surcharge of £85.


Donald Best, 48, of Merton Avenue, was fined for speeding.

The man was clocked breaking the speed limit on the M5, between junctions 16 and 17, in a Seat car last October.

He was also accused of failing to give information that would have identified the driver of the Seat.

Best pleaded guilty to the speeding offence. Swindon magistrates put four points on Best's license, fined him £200 and ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85.


An uninsured Mercedes driver has been fined by Swindon magistrates.

Tamara Catlin, 20, of County Road, pleaded guilty to driving without insurance. She was stopped driving her Mercedes SLK 230 sports car on Devizes Road in April.

Catlin was fined £262 at Swindon Magistrates' Court. Magistrates banned her from driving for 14 days and ordered her to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and court costs of £85.


A woman who returned to the same shop on two separate occasions to help steal six sets of bedding has been ordered to pay compensation by Swindon magistrates.

Leanne Smith, 27, of Kimberley Road assisted Eddy West in stealing £240-worth of DKNY bedding from Homesense in Greenbridge Retail Park. They stole four sets of bedding on May 4, then returned for another two on May 12.

She pleaded guilty to taking part in the thefts, and was ordered to pay £119.97 in compensation by magistrates.


Marian-Laurentiu Badea, 23, of Broad Street, Alexandru Dinca, 26, of Curtis Street, and George Ivan, 25, of Broad Street, will appear for trial at Swindon Crown Court on Friday, October 6, charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Monday, September 4.


A mum who took her daughter out of school for three weeks has been fined.

Swindon magistrates heard that the Penhill woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not secure permission from the school to take her daughter on the holiday.

The mum said she felt her actions were justified as her daughter was performing well academically.

Magistrates fined the woman £120, ordered her to pay costs of £143 and a victim surcharge of £30.


Callum Hawkins, 23, of Midhurst Avenue, appeared before magistrates in Swindon earlier this month for non-payment of a fine of £2,239.64 which was imposed in June 2015. The sum of £775 was remitted from the fine and he was allowed further time to pay.