Roads ban for taking Peugeot

COURT: A man who admitted taking a van without consent and driving it without insurance was given a 10-week curfew and banned from driving for a year.

Royston Whitehead, also known as Paul Marsh, of Westbourne Court, Jennings Street, was told by Swindon magistrates he must stay indoors between 8pm and 6am daily until April 24 as part of a 12-month community order.

The court heard the 50-year-old took the Peugeot Partner van in May 2015 and before it was recovered it had been driven into a wall.

Whitehead was ordered to pay £85 towards victim services and another £85 in prosecution costs.

Man had MDMA

COURT: Magistrates fined a man £220 and banned him from the roads for 12 months after he pleaded guilty to driving while over the drug limit and possession of MDMA.

Nathen Cherrill, 19, of Pleydell Road, was caught at the wheel of a VW Polo on the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate on October 20. Swindon magistrates ordered the destruction of the drugs and told him to pay £85 prosecution costs plus £30 to help fund victim services.

Harassment case

COURT: A man who admitted carrying our racially-aggravated harassment against a woman intending to cause her distress was ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order by Swindon magistrates.

George Gregory, 22, of Bright Street, also pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour towards a man.

He was made the subject of a two-year restraining order following the incident on December 12, banning him from contacting the victim. He must also pay a total of £170 in costs.