COURT: A 30-year-old man has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to assaulting another man.

James Reid of St Quentin Close beat his victim on July 7.

His nine-week prison sentence has been suspended for 18 months.

During this time, he must take part in a Thinking Skills programme, complete a rehab activity, and pay £50 in compensation to his victim.

Reid also pleaded guilty to damaging a polo shirt and glasses worth a total of £560, both belonging to his victim, on the same day of the assault.

He must pay back the value of what he damaged to his victim and has been given a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting him or visiting the Rat Trap pub.

COURT: A man who pleaded guilty to driving while high on cannabis has been disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Dominic Thornton, 22, of Swindon Road in Stratton St Margaret, had 53 micrograms of benzoylecgonine per litre of blood and 5.1 micrograms of cannabis per litre of blood in his system when he drove along the road by his home address on May 1.

He has been fined £258 and must pay £85 in costs plus £30 to victim services.

COURT: Kyle Rigley, 25, of Selwood Close assaulted a man in Swindon by beating him on April 8 and must pay £50 in compensation as punishment.

In addition, he has been given a community order with a rehab activity requirement.

COURT: A serial offender has been given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to causing actual bodily harm to a man

Liam Smith assaulted his victim on August 15 and damaged a quarter light on the man’s van.

His 12-week prison sentence has been suspended for 12 months.

The suspended sentence has been imposed due to his previous record, use of a weapon, the offence’s domestic context and the fact that he was on licence.

Smith must pay £50 in compensation for the damage to the light., plus £100 in compensation to his victim.