WROUGHTON: John Highcock, 47, of St Andrew's Court, was fined nearly £950 for failing to provide a specimen of breath when he was suspected of committing a traffic offence on October 26. Swindon magistrates also banned him from getting behind the wheel for 26 months and told him to pay a victim surcharge of £84 as well as court costs of £85.

CRICKLADE: Nina Austin, 40, of Common Hill, was given a 12-week prison sentence after she admitted stealing a £35 jumper from Marks & Spencer, handling a stolen pair of Ralph Lauren boxer shorts from House of Fraser and failing to comply with a community order. The order had been imposed for two charges of theft from shops. The Swindon bench also ordered her to pay £115 towards victim services.

SWINDON: Stephen Brandon, 31, of Cumberland Road, pleaded guilty to drink-driving and was banned from the roads for 17 months with a £436 fine. Swindon magistrates heard he was caught at the wheel of a Vauxhall Corsa in Cumberland Road on October 28 with a level of 77mg of alcohol in his system. The limit is 35mg. The legal limit is 35. He was also ordered to pay a total of £128 in victim surcharge and court costs.

RODBOURNE: Patrick Cawley, 44, of Bruce Street, was ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to assaulting another man, having an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of cannabis. Cawley was caught with a mallet in Bruce Street following an incident on October 24. Swindon magistrates made him the subject of a 12-month community order and instructed him to pay £170 in victim surcharge and court costs. They ordered the destruction of the mallet and drugs.

SWINDON: Owen Davies, 39, of Glandwr Place, Whitchurch, Cardiff and Rhydian Tolcher-James, 31, of The Wheate Close, Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, found themselves with a £235 bill each after they pleaded guilty to shoplifting £600 of goods from the Designer Outlet. The town’s magistrates heard they took Lacoste and Ralph Lauren clothing from stores on October 2. They were fined £120 and instructed to pay costs along with a victim surcharge.

SWINDON: Krzysztof Olszowy, 28, of Markenfield, has to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work after he was convicted of being more than three times the drink drive limit. The town’s magistrates heard he was caught at the wheel of a Ford Focus in Wootton Bassett Road on October 27 with a level of 120mg in his breath. The limit is 35mg. He admitted the charge along with driving without a licence and was disqualified for 29 months. He was also given a 12-month community order and must pay costs and a victim surcharge totalling £170.

PENHILL: Bryan Chubb, 37, of Imber Walk, was jailed for 22 weeks for a series of thefts totalling more than £1,000. He admitted stealing £316 of alcohol from Asda, property valued at £180 from Boots, goods worth £85 from Aldi, £440 of goods from John Lewis and £70 of products from B&M. He was told by Swindon magistrates he was being jailed because of a lack of compliance with probation and the offences were aggravated by his record.

WALCOT: John Leary, 45, of Tudor Walk, admitted failing to comply with an antisocial behaviour order to leave the bus station on October 9 and then failing to surrender to custody at Swindon Magistrates' Court for a hearing. The bench fined him £90 with another £115 in victim surcharge and court costs.