COURT ROUND-UP: LATEST CASES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT (25TH JANUARY – 29TH JANAURY 2021)


This is your weekly round-up of some of the latest court cases heard at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court.

The defendant’s name, age, address and details of the charge(s) and sentence are published in accordance with Criminal Procedure Rule 5.8, as agreed by HMCTS and the Society of Editors and approved by the Lord Chancellor. Not all cases heard will appear on this round-up due to legal restrictions.

This article is published from official information issued by HM Courts and Tribunal Service and is covered by qualified privilege. Please note: names/details of convictions will not be removed from this article on the basis of the convicted individual or their families requesting such action.

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Monday 22nd January – Friday 29th January 2021

• Mark Andrew Eggleton, 40, of Maxted Close in Cowes was made subject to a 3-month electronic tag for possession of 3 prohibited weapons, namely a knuckle duster knife and 2 butterfly knives. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge.

• Andrew James Laws, 49, of Fort Street in Sandown, was given a 12 month condition discharge for causing harassment, alarm and distress through 3 voicemails. He was ordered to pay costs of £85 with a £22 surcharge.

Stacey Bartlett, 33, of High Street in Oakfield, Ryde, was fined £50 for possession of a Class B drug – cannabis. She was also ordered to pay a £34 surcharge.

Loui Pope, 35, of Hatton Close in Plumstead, was given a 3 week prison sentence for theft. Magistrates took into account previous convictions. He was ordered to pay £85 costs with a £128 surcharge.

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Andrew Mark Barnes, 46, of Sandcove Rise in Seaview, pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without consent, driving whilst unfit to drive through drugs, driving otherwise in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance. Barnes was disqualified from driving for 18 months and made subject to a community order with a drug rehabilitation requirements of 6 months. He was also fined £143 and told to pay costs of £85 with a surcharge of £95.

Barnes also pleaded guilty to possession of a Class A drug – diamorphine.

Michael Blanchard, 19, of George Street in Ryde, pleaded guilty to harassment. He was made subject to a community order with 10 rehabilitation days, handed a 12 month restraining order and fined £92. He must also pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge.

Paul Daniel Matthew Smart, 34, of Carisbrooke Road in Newport, admitted theft. He was sentenced to 1 month in prison. Magistrates took into account previous convictions of over 100 offences of theft. He was ordered to pay £3.05 compensation to B&M.

Tomas Daniel Bateman, 31, of The Square in Freshwater, was given a 3 month prison sentence – suspended for 12 months – for the offence of arson, assault and producing 2 cannabis plants. He pleaded guilty to the offences, which involved an accelerant. The assault was carried out whilst on bail. Bateman was ordered to pay £170 costs with £128 surcharge.

•  James Charles Foster, 34, of Landguard Road in Shanklin, was ordered to complete 25 rehabilitation days for fraud by false representation. He was also ordered to pay £383.98 in compensation.

Andrew Kevin Sexton, 35, of Leed Street in Sandown, pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage. He was ordered to pay £400 compensation and made subject to a community order with 20 rehabilitation days.

John Noble Marvin, 28, of St Andrews Street in Cowes, was given a 6 month prison sentence – suspended for 24 months – for assault by beating x5 and criminal damage. He was also handed a restraining order and told to pay £3,000 compensation.

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