PENHILL: A thief who stole thousands of pounds of cigarettes and alcohol has been given a jail sentence of five-and-a-half months.

Bryan Chubb, 37, of Imber Walk, admitted burgling a Shell service station on September 5 and stealing £3,179 in cigarettes, taking £468 of alcohol from Waitrose on May 18 and stealing more than £60 of alcohol and food from the Co-op over three dates earlier this year.

He pleaded guilty to stealing a bicycle on May 21 and using threatening behaviour on May 18.

Swindon magistrates ordered him to pay £200 compensation and imposed a total of 22 weeks in jail because of his record of offending.

SWINDON: Magistrates imposed a 20-week suspended prison sentence on Zak Nicholson after he carried out a premeditated assault on another man.

Nicholson, 19, of East Street, who pleaded guilty, was told it was because of his wilful and persistent failure to comply with the requirements of a community order.

The Swindon bench instructed him to pay £200 compensation to the victim and to complete up to 20 rehabilitation days during the 12-month suspension.

HAYDON WICK: Being drunk and disorderly in The Circle and failing to provide a specimen for a breath test cost Luke Akers £220 and 40 hours of unpaid work.

And the magistrates banned Akers, 30, of Charmind Walk, for two years.

He was instructed to undergo treatment for alcohol dependency at Turning Point for six months. No separate penalty was imposed for failing to surrender to the court.

MOREDON: Barry Bramble was told he must pay compensation to a police officer he assaulted.

Bramble, 25, of The Street, pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker by beating and failing to surrender to the magistrates court.

The bench fined him £80 with £50 compensation and told him to pay £50 towards prosecution costs.

SWINDON: Shoplifter Beau Houghton was landed with a bill for £90 when he stole £80 of washing detergent from Wilko.

Houghton, 42, of Haydon Court, who is also known as Andrew Gordon committed the theft while he was on a suspended sentence imposed in May for four counts of stealing from shops.

He pleaded guilty to the latest theft and breaching the order.

Swindon magistrates told him to pay £40 compensation and £50 court costs.

They decided not to activate his suspended sentence after the probation service said the defendant was working hard to stay drug-free.

WROUGHTON: A woman who assaulted another woman was given a two-year conditional discharge.

Jodie Howton, 29, of no fixed address,pleaded guilty to the charge. She must pay £50 towards prosecution costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

PINEHURST: Magistrates told Steven Corso to pay £235 after he allowed another man to use his Vauxhall Corsa in The Circle without insurance.

Corso, 31, of The Gassons, Lechlade, admitted the charge and was banned from driving for 14 days. He was fined, told to pay court costs of £85 and £30 towards victim services.

WILTSHIRE: Magistrates handed down fines totalling more than £4,700 after a driver was caught with an overloaded truck.

They heard P A Fencing Ltd of St James Place, Mangotsfield, Bristol used the HGV on the A419 and when the weight was checked at the Badbury weighbridge on October 18, it was heavier than the manufacturer’s plate allowed.

The firm admitted the charge and was fined £4,000 with £738 prosecution costs and a £170 victim surcharge on top.

Lee John, 46, of Strode Road, Clevedon, admitted the same charge. He was fined £738 with £529 costs.

SWINDON: A driver who broke the speed limit twice on the same day in Great Western Way was fined nearly £350.

Matthew Coleman, 30, of Lime Kiln, Royal Wootton Bassett was caught in his Audi on December 14 going faster than the 30mph and 50mph limits.

He pleaded guilty and was given six penalty points and instructed to pay £85 court costs with a £30 victim surcharge.