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September 11, 2018 3:44 AM Drink driving, theft and more from Swindon's courts

COURT: A drink-driver OAP caught by police twice in the past six months has been banned for more than four years. Royston Collins, 68, of Ramsthorn Close, pleaded guilty to two charges of drink driving. In February, he was tested and found to have 132 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine. The legal limit is 107 milligrammes. Then, in July, a police 16

September 3, 2018 7:03 AM Here's Monday's round-up from the courts

COURT: A town centre booze thief has narrowly avoided an immediate prison spell. Gemma Louise O’Malley pleaded guilty to assaulting a man, stealing meat and alcohol from Marks and Spencers and taking alcohol from Savers Health and Beauty. The 33-year-old, of East Street, was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months. She must pay £15 compensation 11

August 29, 2018 10:46 AM Wednesday's round-up from Swindon's courts

COURT: A woman accused of defrauding another woman out of more than £116,466 when she was expected to safeguard her financial interests has been sent for trial at Swindon Crown Court. Yvonne Davies, 64, of Thornhill Drive, is alleged to have carried out the fraud between September 2012 and June 2016 when she was acting as a deputy. No plea was made and Swindon 7

August 27, 2018 4:29 PM Andy Murray wife: Who is Kim Sears? Does she have children with US Open star?

ANDY MURRAY will take on Australian professional tennis player James Duckworth during the US Open 2018 this afternoon. Ahead of the match, it’s time to take a look at who the Scottish star’s wife Kim Sears is, and whether they have any children. Sir Andy Murray is set to take to the courts in New York City’s Louis Armstrong Stadium today, for the latest 39

August 12, 2018 6:46 PM Iran threatens to confront US ‘ENEMY’ over ECONOMIC war

IRAN has threatened to fight back against the “economic war” waged by its “enemy” the US as more than 60 people were arrested in a drive against financial crime. Special Islamic revolutionary courts were being set up to try suspects quickly after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for "swift and just" legal action to confront an "economic war" by foreign 15

August 7, 2018 6:01 AM Dangerous motorcycling on the motorway and other cases before Swindon courts

COURT: Magistrates banned a man from the roads for a year and instructed him to do 100 hours of unpaid work after he rode his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle dangerously on the M4. Milan Gurung, 28, of Frobisher Drive, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared in the dock at Swindon. The bench ordered him to pay a total of £170 towards victim services 10

August 3, 2018 11:00 PM Woman posed as carer to steal from frail victim, 94

A CONWOMAN who posed as a carer to plunder a frail grandmother’s home has been jailed. Abigail Hanford, 28, helped trusting Joanne Davies, 94, into the shower then stole her cash and bank cards as she washed, a court heard. He said Hanford had been before the courts for 48 previous offences, including burglary, theft and fraud. Dean Pulling, defending 18

July 23, 2018 11:08 PM Tuesday's round-up from Swindon's courts

COURT: A thief who stole an Xbox and games valued at £400 from another woman has been ordered to pay back the same amount in compensation to her victim. Maria Messen, 43, of Broad Street, Swindon appeared before the town’s magistrates and admitted the charge. She was instructed to pay the money back at £25 a month, along with another £85 towards prosecution 12

July 22, 2018 3:12 PM Eight-year-olds caught speeding, DVLA data shows

Children as young as eight have been caught speeding by police in Britain in the last two years, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency figures reveal. A Freedom of Information response shows two instances where people aged eight were found in cars or on motorbikes. More than 900 people in their 90s got penalty points for speeding, with three incidents 8

July 21, 2018 1:37 AM Saturday's round up from Swindon's courts

COURT: A motorist who pleaded guilty to driving without insurance or a licence has been disqualified from driving for six months. David Sayer, 28, of Tennyson Road in Royal Wootton Bassett, committed the offences in an Audi A3 on Maple Drive in the town on February 9. He has been fined £120 and must pay £85 in costs and £30 to victim services 10