SWINDON: Stere Anghel, 21, of Lime Street, Wolverhampton, was jailed for eight weeks after he admitted stealing more than £2,600-worth of clothing from TK Maxx on December 13.

The Romanian national, who was assisted in court by an interpreter, must pay a £122 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

PINEHURST: Jack Thornhill, 23, of Poplar Avenue, was remanded in custody to appear before Swindon Crown Court today to face allegations that he breached a restraining order, used threatening words or behaviour with the intent to cause fear of violence, assaulted a woman and had a machete in Downton Road, Penhill.

SWINDON: John Young, 39, of no fixed address, was given a 12 weeks prison sentence suspended for two years after he pleaded guilty to breaking into the Food Warehouse on October 27 and stealing £515-worth of alcohol. He must pay £122 compensation and £85 costs.

SWINDON: Darren Ash, 54, of Swindon Road, pleaded guilty to breaching a closure order banning anyone from entering a house on Sackville Close, Walcot.

Magistrates sentenced Ash to an absolute discharge.

TOWN CENTRE: Alin Bobi Balan, 26, of Radnor Street, has been charged with possession of a knife and robbing a woman of jewellery and cash. The incident is alleged to have taken place on November 26.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Swindon Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on January 17. No pleas were taken.

M4: Daniel Broom, 28, of Rylands Way, Royal Wootton Bassett, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Transit on the M4 without due care and attention.

He was fined £243 and his licence was endorsed with six penalty points. Broom must pay £115 in costs and surcharge.

PINEHURST: Shane Brennan, 44, of Limes Avenue, was found guilty of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis. But magistrates stepped short of banning him from the roads as there was no evidence Brennan was driving. He admitted assaulting a man by beating.

Brennan was fined £443 for the driving matter, £588 for the assault and ordered to pay £690 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Magistrates ordered he pay a £104 victim surcharge.

TOOTHILL: Tanya Iles, 34, of Affleck Close, has been charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged she lied in a statement to police last July.

No pleas were taken and she was bailed by magistrates for a trial preparation hearing on January 17.

SWINDON: Christopher Hobgen, 37, of Fitzmaurice Close, was given a suspended prison sentence after he admitted four shoplifting offences in Swindon and Trowbridge. They included a £25 bottle of Haig Clubman whiskey from Sainsbury’s in the Brunel shopping centre.

Hobgen admitted the offences had been committed while he was subject to a community order.

Magistrates sentence him to a three month jail sentence suspended for a year. They ordered £145 compensation.

SWINDON: Neil Bambrick, 37, of Kingswood Avenue, admitted stealing £200-worth of children’s clothing from Matalan and failing to keep in touch with the probation service on an earlier community order.

He was jailed for 12 weeks, with magistrates citing Bambrick’s poor criminal record. He must pay £200 compensation and a £122 victim surcharge.

SWINDON: Jason Hatter, 30, of Buckley Road, admitted assault by beating and breaching a conditional discharge. He was ordered to do 40 hours of unpaid work and pay £175 in costs and surcharge.