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 12th April – Friday 16th April 2021

Ryan David Salter, 22, of Oaklands View in Cowes, pleaded guilty to drink driving. He was disqualified from driving for 14 months, fined £363 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £36 surcharge.

Rhys Patrick Davies, 32, of Avenue Road in Sandown, admitted to driving without due care and attention, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, 3 counts of failing to report an accident and 2 counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He was handed down a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 weeks, and disqualified from driving for 6 months. He was ordered to pay a total of £450 compensation

Separately, he also pleaded guilty to theft and was ordered to pay £24.20 in compensation.

Tom Whitton, 41, o Downloads Crescent in Ventnor, pleaded guilty to harassment. He was fined £120 and made subject to a restraining order. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £32 surcharge.

Scott Thick, 24, of Carter Street in Sandown, was given a community order with 20 rehabilitation days attached for criminal damage – namely £8,000 of damage to Fellowship House in Ryde. He was ordered to pay £150 compensation.

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Separately, he was ordered to pay £100 compensation for causing £1717 of damage to Calverts Hotel, Newport and criminal damage to Newport Police Station.

George Williams, 22, of St John’s Wood Road in Ryde pleaded guilty to assault by beating. He was made subject to a community order with a curfew requirement for 30 days. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge. Separately, he also admitted causing harassment.

Charlie Stuart, 29, of Fitzroy Street in Sandown, was sentenced for possession of a Class B drug – cannabis and assaulting an emergency worker (Police officer). He was made subject to a 2-year community order with a 30-day tag curfew. He must complete 23 rehabilitation days and pay costs of £650 with a £90 surcharge.

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