COURT: Mark Chester has been sent for trial at Swindon Crown Court to face a charge of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 for sex.

The 40-year-old, of Shrivenham Road, who was arrested by police last week, is also accused of breaching a sexual offences prevention order by using a chatroom or social media to communicate with a child between September 11 and October 10.

He was remanded in custody by Swindon magistrates until he appears by a TV link before a judge on November 9.

COURT: Light-fingered Paul Gaff was handed a six-month conditional discharge after he pleaded guilty to multiple thefts of scratch cards from the One Stop Shop.

Gaff, 40, of Kirkstall Close, admitted five counts of theft from the store along with damaging a book belonging to Wiltshire Police and a cell in the custody suite at Gablecross.

Swindon magistrates told him to pay £65 towards victim services and prosecution costs along with another £50 compensation to the police.

COURT: A man who breached a restraining order and used threatening behaviour against a police community support officer has been ordered to pay compensation to his two victims.

Richard Wright, 28, of Windrush, Highworth, pleaded guilty to both charges and was told by Swindon magistrates to pay £50 to the PCSO and £50 to person he was banned from contacting.

COURT: Magistrates jailed a man for 10 weeks after he tried to con pharmacists with forged prescriptions.

Jamie Anstey, 39, of Galsworthy Close, Liden, had denied three counts of using the fakes at Rowlands Pharmacy and Hawthorn Medical Centre and trying to steal a charity box from the Hawthorn centre.

But he changed his plea and admitted the charges along with receiving a stolen prescription pad and two breaches of a suspended sentence imposed last |June for multiple charges of theft, vehicle interference and an assault.