The latest news from Nottinghamshire's courts...
KERRIE Thomas, 34, of Main Street, Kimberley, was given a suspended jail sentence after admitting theft. She stole a T'erre D'hermes perfume and deodorant stick, valued at £75.50, from Debenhams in the city centre on January 22. Thomas was sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and to also undergo 12 months' supervision and six months' drug rehabilitation. She was also re-sentenced for four thefts and one attempted theft for which she had been given a community order. The court sentenced her to two months in prison, suspended for 12 months, for each charge, to be served concurrently.
JOHN Lambert, 31, of Netherton Road, Worksop, pleaded guilty to possessing two kitchen knives without good reason at Nottingham Station on December 6. He also admitted failing to surrender to custody at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on December 18, having been released on bail. Sentencing was adjourned until February 14 to allow for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. Lambert was granted bail until that hearing.
DANA Alani, 24, of Sneinton Dale, Sneinton, pleaded guilty to having failed to provide a breath specimen for analysis for an investigation into a road traffic offence in Nottingham on December 13. He was banned from holding or obtaining a driving licence for three years. Alani was also handed an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. The court also ordered him to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £80 victim surcharge. Alani also admitted two related charges of driving without a licence or insurance. He faced no separate penalties.
JASON Buckland, 36, of Teesdale Court, Chilwell, has been given a suspended jail term after admitting theft. He stole a Tom Tom sat nav, iPod leads, a Nike jacket, prescription sunglasses, and a projector from a car in Bramcote on October 5. Buckland was given a four month sentence, suspended for 12 months, and a six-month curfew. He also must pay £750 compensation to the victim, £85 prosecution costs, and a £80 victim surcharge. Buckland was also sentenced to two months in prison, also suspended for a year, after he pleaded guilty to possessing 0.41g of cocaine in Beeston on October 10. One other offence was taken into consideration, which resulted in him being ordered to pay £30 compensation.
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KELLY Dennis, 23, of Logan Street, Bulwell, pleaded guilty to stealing £72.74 of food from Morrisons in Bulwell on January 3, and £109.90 of cheese and meat from Tesco in Top Valley on January 6. She was ordered to undergo nine months' drug rehabilitation and 12 months' supervision, and to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
TIMOTHY Hunt, 52, of Long Lane, Shirebrook, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man on a train between Nottingham and Shirebrook on May 26 last year. He was handed a six-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and an eight-week curfew. He must also pay £75 compensation to the victim and £85 prosecution costs.
JASON Sargison, 44, of Oak Tree Crescent, Mansfield Woodhouse, has been banned from the roads for a year after admitting drink-driving. He drove a Ford Escort van in Southwell Road, Kirklington, on November 18 while he had 88 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood – exceeding the 80 milligrams limit. He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge. He also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance or a licence, and fined £75 and £25 respectively.
MALCOLM Stevens, 65, of Moor Farm, Calverton, pleaded guilty to driving a Peugeot 307 car in Moor Road, Calverton, on December 17 after drinking so much alcohol that he had 89 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. This exceeded the legal limit of 35 micrograms. The case was adjourned until February 7, with Stevens granted bail until that date.
MARIUS Chidun, 26, of Robin Hood Close, St Ann's, has been jailed for 12 weeks after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman in Nottingham on December 15. He also admitted assaulting two men in Nottingham on December 15. He was jailed for 12 weeks for both charges, with the sentence to be served concurrently.
ASHLEY Bradford, 19, of Woodyard Lane, Wollaton, has been sentenced for road traffic offences. He pleaded guilty to drink-driving in a Volkswagen Passat in Bluecoat Street, St Ann's, on November 27 last year. He had 44 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35. He received a community order at Nottingham Magistrates' Court. He must pay a victim surcharge of £60 for this offence, costs of £85 and must not drive for 12 months. He also admitted taking the Volkswagen without the owner's consent, driving without a licence, no insurance and ignoring a red traffic light in Bluecoat Street on November 27. No separate punishment was imposed on these charges.