The following cases were heard at Swindon Magistrates Court earlier this month.

LIDEN: James Metcalfe, of Pembroke Street and Bronte Close, has been sentenced for several offences.

The 34-year-old indicated pleas of guilty to stealing an £80 Stranger Things jacket from H&M on July 30, 2022, £90 worth of Pokemon cards from the town centre Wilko on October 8, 2022, and a £75 Adidas jacket from JD Sports in Swindon on November 5, 2022.

He also pleaded guilty to damaging property belonging to Threshold Housing Link on July 24, 2022, and failing to surrender to custody at Swindon Magistrates Court on January 4, 2023 having been released on bail in criminal proceedings at Swindon Police Station on November 6, 2022.

He must pay back the value of the stolen goods in compensation.

SOUTHLEAZE: David Russell, of Seacole Crescent, has been sentenced for two offences.

The 35-year-old indicated a plea of guilty to having cocaine in his possession while in Swindon on May 3, 2023, and pleaded not guilty but was later found guilty of beating a man on the same day.

He has been fined £350 and ordered to pay £620 in court costs. The Class A drug has been forfeited and destroyed.

RODBOURNE: Brody Reeves, of Saltash Road, has been sentenced for theft.

The 23-year-old changed his plea to guilty regarding a charge of stealing a crockpot worth £35.99 which belonged to a woman in Melksham on April 4, 2023.

She must pay £36 in compensation as well as an £80 fine, £85 in court costs, and £32 to fund victim services.

MELKSHAM: James Cook, of Marigny Road, has been sentenced for driving offences.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to driving a BMW R1100 along Queens Drive on November 18, 2023, without insurance, while disqualified, and after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath - namely 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - exceeded the prescribed limit.

He has been banned from driving for 36 months and received a community order that requires him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, attend up to 30 rehab activity days, abstain from consuming alcohol for 120 days, pay £85 in court cots and £114 to fund victim services, and stay at his home address every night until a monitoring tag has been lifted.

MELKSHAM: Leigh Parham, of High Street, has been sentenced for theft from a shop.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to stealing four bottles of spirits worth £80 altogether from Waitrose in Melksham on October 6, 2023.

He must pay £40 in compensation.