SWINDON: A thief nicknamed “Mr Moggy” admitted assault and attempting to steal a £10 bottle of Prosecco from Marks and Spencer.

Martin Morgan, 33, of Pakenham Road, was fined £50 for the theft, deemed paid by time served. He was also fined £50 for the assault and must pay a £30 victim surcharge.

PENHILL: Bryan Chubb, 37, of Imber Walk, has been jailed after pleading guilty to using threatening behaviour and stealing whiskey and vodka worth £126 from the Co-operative.

He was sentenced to four weeks imprisonment for each offence, with magistrates citing Chubb’s previous record. Chubb must pay a £115 victim surcharge, £85 costs and compensation of £126.

PINEHURST: A drug driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

Dwayne Bryan, 33, of Pinehurst Road, pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Insignia along Cricklade Road while under the influence of cocaine and cannabis.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £30 victim surcharge.

GORSE HILL: Francisco Lopes, 53, of Cricklade Road, was fined £415 after pleading guilty to a criminal damage charge.

He had damaged the front bumper of a Vauxhall Astra belonging to Philipe Reis-Dias. Lopes must pay court costs of £135 and a £41 victim surcharge.

PINEHURST: Sophie Quinn, 26, of no fixed address, admitted entering without reasonable excuse a house on Poplar Avenue in contravention of a court closure notice.

She was bailed to appear at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on April 24, when a pre-sentencing report will be read by the probation service.

PARK NORTH: Police have been given an extra six months to hold on to £2,000 in cash seized from Jason Stiggers, 21, of Milverton Court, under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

SWINDON: Derby man Hamish Plaice, 40, of Bankfield Drive, must pay £500 in compensation after damaging a Swindon man’s television on April 21 last year.

He must also pay £85 prosecution costs. A charge that he stole a TV was withdrawn.

WALCOT: Anthony Glover, 33, of Frobisher Drive, has been given a suspended six month sentence for an 18 month period after failing to comply with a suspended sentence order handed to him at Reading Crown Court last year for evading lawful custody.

Glover had failed to attend eight probation service appointments. He admitted breaching the terms of his suspended sentence order.

Magistrates also ordered he carry out a further 10 hours of unpaid work.

NORTH SWINDON: A Tadpole Garden Village man who failed to turn up to a community service appointment has been tagged.

Craig Hawkins, 31, of Green Street, had been sentenced to a 12 week suspended jail term last November for dangerous driving.

Hawkins admitted failing to attend his induction appointment and an unpaid work session. Rather than activate the jail sentence, magistrates opted to make Hawkins subject to a four week curfew. He no longer has to do unpaid work or rehabilitation activity requirement sessions.

He must also pay £60 costs.

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Fabian Grant, 33, of Bosham Close, Toothill, has been banned from driving for six months after magistrates ruled he had driven a Ford Ka along Wootton Bassett High Street without a valid licence, insurance or MOT.

The case was proved in Grant’s absence. He was fined a total of £880 and must also pay costs of £85 and a £66 victim surcharge.

PARK SOUTH: Banned driver Tafari Mason avoided a prison sentence, telling magistrates his partner was ill and his two young children dependent upon him.

The 39-year-old, of Torrington Court, was facing a 10 week prison sentence after failing to comply with a court order to attend a thinking skills programme. The requirement was part of a 10 week suspended prison sentence made at Swindon Magistrates’ Court last March after Mason was convicted of driving while disqualified.

Magistrates ruled it would not be just to jail Mason, who admitted breaching his order. They allowed the suspended sentence order to continue, telling him he must attend appointments with the relevant probation officers. He must pay costs of £60.