LATEST CASES AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT MAGISTRATES COURT (15TH-19TH MARCH 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 15th March – Friday 19th March 2021

• Ian Dennis Kearns, 45, of Hunnyhill, Newport, pleaded guilty to using threatening/abusive/insulting words towards a police officer, criminal damage, and possession of a Class B drug (cannabis). Magistrates handed down a community order with 10 rehabilitation days and ordered him to pay £150 compensation, £150 costs, and a surcharge of £95.

• Paul Symonds, 39, of Lower St James’ Street, Newport, admitted assault by beating. He was given a 12-month restraining order and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work, with 15 rehabilitation days. He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £95 surcharge.

Anthony Edward Ayres, 53, of Fort Street, Sandown, pleaded to guilty to assault by beating. He was placed under a curfew and electronic tag lasting 16 weeks and ordered to complete 30 days of rehabilitation. He was also told to pay a £85 in costs, and a £95 surcharge.

• David Patrick Marsh, 30, of Fort Warden Road, Totland, admitted being drunk and disorderly in Newport. He was handed a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £22 surcharge.

• Jody Hales, 43, of Rew Street, Gurnard, pleaded guilty to the possession of a stun gun and causing harassment, alarm, and distress. He was given a conditional discharge for 2 years and made to pay £85 in costs and a £22 surcharge.

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• Caleb John Clarkson, 18, of Cottage Grove, Southsea, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and travelling into a Tier 1 area from a Tier 2 area (Portsmouth), and participating in an indoor gathering during the coronavirus lockdown. He was fined £800, £85 in costs, and an £80 surcharge. £30 in compensation was awarded to PC Benjamin Sharland.

• Archie Earnest Tanner, 18, of Normandy Road, Hilsea, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and travelling into a Tier 1 area from a Tier 2 area (Portsmouth), and participating in an indoor gathering during the coronavirus lockdown. He was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £70 surcharge.

• Mark Derek Alston, 52, of Mallfield Terrace, Brading, admitted drink driving (52), driving without insurance, driving otherwise in accordance with a license, and the possession of a Class B drug (cannabis). He was remanded on unconditional bail and given an interim disqualification from driving. He will reappear in front of the Court for sentencing on 6th April.

• Kelvin Simon Ian Parker, 29, of Footways, Wootton, pleaded guilty to drink driving (69), driving without insurance, and being in possession of a quantity of a Class B drug (cannabis). He was handed an 18-month driving disqualification and fined £120, must pay £85 in costs and a £34 surcharge.

• Andrew Philip Coward,  48, of Fort Street, Sandown, admitted using threatening/abusive/insulting words to cause harrassment/alarm/distress and criminal damage. He was fined £120 and made to pay £85 in costs and a £34 surcharge.

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