SWINDON: Youth magistrates imposed an 18-month supervision and surveillance order on a boy of 17 who was found guilty of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

The boy, who cannot be identified because he is under 18, had denied the charge, but he did admit an allegation of possessing cannabis.

The Swindon bench gave him an electronically-tagged curfew for three months keeping him in his home between 9pm and 7am daily for three months. He must also do reparation work for 24 days.

An order was made for the forfeiture of the drugs and he was told he must pay £150 court costs with a £20 contribution towards victim services.

SWINDON: Matthew Laker, 54, of Bradenham Road, Grange Park pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her.

He also admitted carrying out an assault on a man on the same day, August 27 last year.

Swindon magistrates imposed a 12-month community order for both charges and instructed him to do 100 hours of unpaid work. He was told he must pay a total of £170 in victim surcharge and court costs.

SWINDON: A girl of 17 who assaulted a police officer on February 3 was ordered to pay him £50 compensation.

The teen, which admitted the charge, cannot be named because she is under 18. Youth magistrates put her seven-month referral order

SWINDON: A teen found in Devizes Road carrying a knife with a 12ins blade has been a six-month referral order.

The 17-year-old, admitted the charge, along with possession of cannabis and causing £30 of damage to a police cell on the same day. He was told he must pay £25 compensation and £35 court costs. The knife and the drugs will be destroyed.

SWINDON: A 16-year-old was fined £35 after he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and cannabis resin.

The boy, who was found with the drugs on February 3, must also pay £20 to victim services. The drugs are to be destroyed.

SWINDON: A woman aged 33 was fined £60 for failing to ensure her daughter went to school regularly between July 23 and July 26 last year.

She admitted the charge and was instructed by Swindon magistrates to pay a total of £120, including victim surcharge and prosecution costs.

SWINDON: Magistrates handed down a parenting order to a woman who was found guilty of failing to ensure her son failed to go to school regularly.

The bench fined her £200 and told her she must go to counselling and guidance sessions for the next 12 months after hearing the child did not go to school regularly between June 6 and July 2 last year.

She was also told to a £30 victim surcharge. The money will be deducted from her benefits.

WILTSHIRE: Sead Alija, 37 of Blackthorn Way, Staverton was told to pay a total of £477 after he pleaded guilty to failing to supply information to Wiltshire Police about the identity of the driver of a VW Crafter van.

Alija had denied the allegation but changed his plea. He was fined £346 with a £46 victim surcharge and prosecution costs of £85. His licence was endorsed with six points.

SWINDON: Bogdan Cobzariu, 18, of County Road, was fined a total of £880 after he admitted driving a Honda Accord on Drakes Way on August 3 last year with no insurance and no licence.

Swindon magistrates put six penalty points on his licence and added a £66 victim surcharge and £85 court costs to his bill.

SWINDON: Sophie Harding, 32, of Summerlays Court, Widcombe, Bath was fined £660 and banned from driving for two years after she was caught driving on County Road without any insurance.

Swindon magistrates heard she was at the wheel of a Ford Focus on May 24 last year.The case was proved in her absence and she was instructed to pay £85 court costs with a £66 contribution towards victim services.

SWINDON: Keith Morgan, 64, of Castle Road, Great Bedwyn, was fined £660 for driving a Ford Transit van in Islington Street without insurance.

The case was proved in his absence and a victim surcharge of £66, with costs of £85, were added by Swindon magistrates.