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Recent cases heard at Newport Magistrates’ Court

In a recent session at Newport Magistrates’ Court, several individuals faced legal consequences for their actions. Here are the details:

Bailey Roe, a 24-year-old resident of Forge Lane, Bassaleg, Newport, received a 12-month driving ban after admitting to drug driving with cocaine in his bloodstream on the A4042 on December 23, 2022. Roe was also fined £160 and ordered to pay £85 in costs along with a £60 surcharge.

Colin Thomas, a 64-year-old residing at Linden Lea Drive, Blackwood, was sentenced to a 12-month community order for his involvement in assault, criminal damage, and an offense under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 on June 10. Thomas pleaded guilty to assault by beating and causing damage to furniture and fittings. As part of his sentence, he must perform 100 hours of unpaid work, complete 29 days of an accredited program, and cover £85 in costs, as well as a £114 surcharge.

Aaron Jenkins, 32, living at The Crescent, Cwmbran, received a 12-month community order after admitting to harassment between December 28 and January 6. Jenkins will carry out 80 hours of unpaid work and participate in a 29-day “Building Better Relationships” program. Additionally, he has been subjected to a two-year restraining order. Jenkins must also pay £85 in costs and a £114 surcharge.

Alexander Marsh, 42, residing at Church Road, Talywain, Pontypool, faced financial penalties for driving without insurance on Stow Path, Llanyravon, Cwmbran, on January 16. He has been ordered to pay £1,014 in fines, costs, and a surcharge. Furthermore, Marsh’s driving record received six penalty points.

Benjamin Hale, a 35-year-old living on Diana Street, Roath, Cardiff, was fined £798 for exceeding the speed limit by driving at 81mph in a 50mph zone on the M4 motorway between Junction 26 and Junction 28 in Newport on April 21. Hale’s driving record was also endorsed with six penalty points.

Jason Fairclough, 37, residing at George Street, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, was fined £1,014 for driving without insurance on Park Road on Christmas Day. Fairclough’s driving record received six penalty points.

Andrew Ryan Griffiths, 42, residing at Manor Road, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, was fined £358 for speeding at 36mph in a 30mph zone on Victoria Road on December 2, 2022. Griffiths’ driving record received three penalty points.

The individuals mentioned in the cases have faced a range of penalties, including driving bans, fines, community orders, unpaid work, completion of accredited programs, restraining orders, and endorsement of their driving records with penalty points. These sentences serve as a reminder of the legal consequences that may arise from engaging in unlawful activities on the road or other offenses.