Magistrates Court results for the Hastings and Rother area

These are the results from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from September 30 - October 1

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 8:34 am

September 30:

Tony Cato, 44, of Marina, Bexhill, pleaded guilty to causing £165 damage to a door. The offence took place at Turkey Road, Bexhill, on July 16. He was fined £166.

Lee O’Brien, 35, of Devonshire Road, Hastings, pleaded guilty to stealing coffee and chocolate bars from Sainsburys at Hastings on April 12. He also pleaded guilty to assault at Hastings on the same date. He was given a six month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 in compensation. Magistrates issued a restraining order banning him from entering Sainsburys at Station Approach, Hastings.

Scales of justice

Gary Staines, 30, of Canonbury Road, Islington, London, indicated a plea of guilty to being in possession of a quantity of cannabis at Hastings on August 4. He was fined £50.

Roy Wiggett, 57, of Chapel Park Road, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to stealing a charity box belonging to Clic Sargent children’s cancer charity, from Morrisons supermarket at Hastings on January 26. He was ordered to pay £75 compensation.

Jake Finn, 20, of Dymchurch Road, Hythe, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her. The offence took place at Bexhill on April 21. He also pleaded guilty to two further charges of assault by beating at Bexhill on August 14 and August 25. The court made a community order.

Jamie Jones, 27, of Alfred Road, Ore, Hastings, pleaded guilty to three charges of assaulting a woman by beating her. The offences took place at Hastings between April 1 and May 16. He also pleaded guilty to causing £50 damage to a mobile phone belonging to the victim at Hastings on May 16. The court made a community order with a requirement of 300 hours of unpaid work and ordered him to pay £50 in compensation.

Lee Foster, 34, of Orchard Close, Hastings, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis when required to do so by police under the Road Traffic Act 1988. The offence took place at Blackman Avenue, St Leonards, on August 6. The court made a community order with an eight week electronically monitored curfew between 8pm and 6am. He was banned from driving for two years.

Matthew Philpott, 46, of Blackman Avenue, St Leonards, indicated guilty pleas to two charges of being in possession of cannabis with intent to supply. The offences took place at St Leonards on February 6 and Bexhill on March 4. He was committed to Lewes Crown Court for sentencing on October 28 and released on unconditional bail.

October 1:

A 16-year-old Hastings youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to assault by beating. The offence took place at Hastings on December 13 last year. The court made a Youth Rehabilitation Order with an eight week electronically monitored curfew between 7pm and 7am. He was ordered to pay £100 compensation.

A 16-year-old Bexhill youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to being in possession of a quantity of cannabis at Hastings on November 11 last year. He also pleaded guilty to causing £250 damage to property at Bexhill on February 16. He was referred to the East Sussex Youth Offenders Panel for a three month contract.