Swindon Magistrates’ Court results and latest cases

SWINDON: The parents of two children who failed to attend school regularly has been sentenced. Magistrates proved that the father, who cannot be identified so as to protect the identity of the youth involved, that his son an daughter did not attend lessons between October 2023 and January 2024. The defendant was not present at this hearing.

He received fines totaling GBP440 - GBP220 per child - and must also pay GBP250 in court costs as well as GBP176 to fund victim services. Separately, the mother of both children - who also did not appear in the dock - was sentenced for the same offences. She must pay fines totaling GBP660 - GBP330 per child - as well as GBP250 in court costs plus GBP264 to fund victim services.

SWINDON: The parents of an eight-year-old who failed to regularly attend school have been sentenced. The mother and father, who cannot be identified so as to protect the identity of the youth involved, each pleaded guilty to allowing their child to miss school during May and June 2023. The defendants have been conditionally discharged for 12 months and ordered to pay GBP26 each to fund victim services.

MOTORWAY: Mohammad Ahmed, of Ealdham Square in Eltham, Greenwich, has been sentenced for a driving offence. The 33-year-old pleaded not guilty but was later found guilty of driving an Audi Q7 along the M4 near Swindon on May 9, 2023, while using a handheld mobile phone. He received six penalty points on his driving licence and must pay a fine of GBP196 as well as GBP650 in court costs plus GBP78 to fund victim services.

SWINDON: Peter Lusty, of no fixed abode, has been sentenced for assault by beating. The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to hitting a woman in Swindon on March 17, 2024. He must pay a fine of GBP80 as well as GBP85 in court costs plus GBP32 to fund victim services.

DEVIZES: Timothy Cooper, of Flax Mill Park, has been sentenced for an offence.

The 41-year-old pleaded guilty to remaining on premises - namely 23 Sheep Street - on May 25, 2024, in contravention of a closure order on the property that had been made by Swindon Magistrates' Court on March 1, 2024.

He must pay a fine of GBP40 as well as GBP16 to fund victim services, which will be deducted from his benefits.