PARK SOUTH: Tafari Mason, 39, of Torrington Court, admitted breaching a suspended sentence order by failing to attend thinking skills programme sessions.

But Swindon magistrates decided not to activate his sentence, first imposed in March last year for driving while disqualified, because his partner was ill and he had two young children who were dependent on him.

Instead they sentenced Mason, who also goes by a range of names including David Redford, Nefta Anderson and Rupert Anderson, to 10 weeks suspended for two years and ordered him to attend appointments. He was ordered to pay court costs of £60.

SWINDON: Magistrates ordered Craig Davies to do 200 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to stealing £700 of property from another man.

Davies, 27, of Afan Road, Port Talbot, South Wales, was made the subject of a 12-month community order and told he must pay £700 compensation to his victim.The bench instructed him to contribute £170 towards victim services and prosecution costs.

MARLBOROUGH: Lisa Davies, 45, of Franklin Acres, was banned from the roads for 17 months when she pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit.

Swindon magistrates heard she gave a reading of 66mg when she was breathalysed after driving a Honda Jazz in St Martin's on February 25. They fined her £171 and added £85 prosecution costs and a £30 victim surcharge on top.

SWINDON: A man caught riding a motorcycle when he was over the drink-drive limit was disqualified for 18 months.

Tom Dunk, 18, of Bakers Road, Wroughton, pleaded guilty to riding the machine at Brimble Hill on February 23 with a level of 70mg of alcohol in his breath.

The magistrates fined him £326 and instructed him to pay £32 towards victim services with £85 court costs.

SWINDON: Assaulting a police officer cost Graham Hanks, 34, a £266 fine with a £100 compensation order on top.

Hanks, of Newcastle Street, pleaded guilty to carrying out the assault on February 23.

He was instructed by the bench to pay £30 towards victim services and £85 prosecution costs.

SWINDON: John Boyd pleaded guilty to a charge of using threatening behaviour and was fined £75.

Boyd, 38, of Norglen Road, Turf Lodge, Belfast, was instructed to pay another £115 in victim surcharge and court costs.

SWINDON: Magistrates ordered a man to do 120 hours of unpaid work after he admitted driving a Renault HGV dangerously on Baydon Road.

Peter Jones, 45, of Pound Close, Lyneham, was made the subject of an 18-month community order in the wake of the incident on December 4. The bench banned him from diving for 15 months and told him to pay £170 in court costs and victim surcharge.

SWINDON: The theft of £1,800 of goods from WHSmith over the space of 12 months from November 2017 resulted 100 hours of unpaid work for Cameron Lamb.

The 23-year-old of Albion Street, pleaded guilty to the theft and was instructed by Swindon magistrates to pay compensation of £2,461. They imposed a 12-month community order and told him to pay another £170 in victim surcharge and court costs.

NYTHE: Deborah Morris, 55, of Lytchett Way was given a 12-month community order after she admitted assaulting a female police officer and using threatening behaviour on February 21.

Morris was instructed by the bench to pay £50 compensation to the officer.

KINGSHILL: Magistrates handed a six-month conditional discharge to Reggie Reed, 18, of Kingshill Road, after he pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer.

He was told to pay a surcharge of £20 with £85 court costs.

SWINDON: Kyle Rigley, 26, of Selwood Close, was banned from driving for 14 months for failing to provide police with a specimen after he was stopped in Melksham on February 24.

Swindon magistrates fined him £170 with another £115 towards victim services and court costs.