COURT: A rail passenger landed himself with a £200 bill after he admitted activating the emergency alarm without reasonable cause at Swindon.

The town’s magistrates fined Rohan Davies, 23, of Urnfield Close, Guildford, £85 and told him to pay £115 towards victim services and prosecution costs.

COURT: David MacKenzie was ordered to pay more than £1,500 after he took a car without the consent of the owner and drove it in Cricklade Road while he was over the alcohol limit.

Swindon magistrates heard the 33-year-old of Welbeck Close, Park North, did not have a licence or insurance when he got behind the wheel of the Hyundai Getz on August 23.

MacKenzie, who admitted all four charges, gave a breath test reading of 55mg - 20 over the limit.

He was disqualified for 15 months, fined £1,400 and told to pay £145 victim surcharge and court costs.