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Scales of Justice: Latest cases from Oxford Magistrates’ Court


Aug 29, 2022

DAYNE SMITH, 30, of Gough Close, North Leigh, pleaded guilty o being in charge of a Renault Clio in the car park of the Turnpike pub, Kidlington, on December 6 while over the limit for cannabis, cocaine and its derivative benzoylecgonine. He was fined £80, given 10 penalty points and ordered to pay £85 in costs.

AEDAN WYNNE, 22, of Glympton, Wootton, admitted drug driving a BMW 1 series on the A44 Woodstock Road, Yarnton, on Boxing Day last year. He was over the limit for cannabis. He was fined £40, banned from the roads for a year and must pay a £34 victim surcharge.

CONNOR CULLEY, 24, of Van Diemans, Stanford in the Vale, pleaded guilty to drink driving on the A420 near Faringdon on May 27. Tests showed he had 96mcgs of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35. He was given 100 hours of unpaid work, banned from driving for two years and must pay £180 in costs and surcharge.

ADAM CASHMORE, 22, of Isis Avenue, Bicester, admitted driving a Vauxhall Astra on the A34 near Weston on the Green when over the limit for cannabis on December 29 last year. He was fined £300, banned from driving for a year and a half and must pay £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service. He was dealt with for a separate drug driving offence, committed earlier in December, for which he was fined a further £250.

ANTHONY SEXTON, 33, of Stowford Road, Oxford, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer in Abingdon last December and using threatening behaviour. The magistrates found that the threatening behaviour was aggravated by Sexton’s ‘homophobic comments’. He was fined a total of £200 and must pay £119 in costs and surcharge.

ALI HASSANI, 40, of Oxford Road, Garsington, admitted being in charge of a Vauxhall Corsa in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell last November while over the cannabis drug-driving limit. He was fined £415, automatically banned from the roads for six months after receiving 10 penalty points and must pay £85 in costs and a £42 victim surcharge.

ROY PHILLIPS, 58, of Lidsey Road, Banbury, pleaded guilty to assaulting three police officers or detention officers and using disorderly behaviour in Banbury in May. As part of his sentence he was prohibited from being in possession of an open container of alcohol in Banbury for 18 months, must abide by an 84 day alcohol abstinence tag and pay £300 in compensation to the officers. He was ordered to pay £180 in costs and surcharge.

JOSHUA GUNNING, 30, of Linacre Close, Didot, admitted possession of a large kitchen knife without reasonable excuse in Broadway, Didcot, on May 6. He was given a 90 day curfew and a 90 day alcohol abstinence tag. He must pay £180 in costs and surcharge.

ERDJAN MALIK, 32, of Hawksmoor Road, Oxford, pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes CLA180 on Hawksmoor Road on May 29 without a valid licence, insurance and while over the drink drive limit. Tests showed he had 79mcgs of alcohol in 100ml of breath, more than twice the limit of 35mcgs. He was disqualified from driving for 20 months, fined £150 and ordered to pay £119 in costs and surcharge.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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