PEOPLE who have appeared before magistrates in Swindon, Basingstoke and Salisbury recently include:

CALNE: Brian Mitchell, 54, of Newcroft Road, has been remanded on bail until March 16 for assaulting a woman by beating her on October 31, 2019. He has pleaded not guilty but has been ordered to not contact directly or indirectly the alleged victim.

TIDWORTH: Johnathan Lane, 32, of Lindley Close, has been found guilty of failing to comply without a reasonable excuse with the requirements of a community order made by Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on September 3. He failed to attend two office appointments and an unpaid work session in October 2019.

Lane’s guilty plea was considered when imposing the sentence that resulted in his original community order being revoked. He was also given 24 weeks in prison as he has ‘an unwillingness to follow non-custodial options’, the court was told.

WESTBURY: Matthew Christopher Morgan, 25, of Bridge Court, pleaded not guilty on January 6 to driving a Volkswagen Passat on a roundabout at junction of the A363 and Phillips Way, North Bradley, without due care and attention.

He was found guilty and was fined a total of £790 and given six points on his driving licence.

CHIPPENHAM: Grant James Mallinson, 24, of Ladyfield Road pleaded guilty to assaulting a man by beating him. The plea was taken into consideration when he was sentenced to pay his victim £600 compensation by February 3.

CHIPPENHAM: Bradley James Massey, 30, of Charter Road, pleaded guilty to bilking when he drove off without paying for £200 of fuel from a BP garage on June 7.

He was sent to prison for eight weeks, suspended for 12 months. The jail sentence was imposed because he has previous similar convictions and a history of lack of compliance with community orders. The court also imposed a 29-day rehabilitation programme, and a £100 fine.

DEVIZES: Marcus Melvin Pocock, 45, of Sheep Street, was charged with trespassing at a jewellery shop with intent to steal on December 1, 2018. He changed his original not guilty plea to guilty when he appeared in court, and admitted possessing a class B drug at the time.

Pocock also pleaded guilty that on March 11, 2019 he stole four cans of lager and one can of energy drink and on December 23, 2019 he failed without reasonable cause to surrender to custody at Swindon Magistrates’ Court. He was jailed for 10 weeks prison and fined £200.

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Crystal Chantel Jones, 28, of Glenville Park, pleaded guilty to using a Mercedes car on a road at a BP petrol station when she did not have insurance. She was fined £230 and had six points put on her licence.

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Rasaiya Ragunathan, 48, of Queens Road, pleaded guilty to driving a Toyota panel van without due care and attention on the A3102 Hilperton Road in Trowbridge on August 6, 2019. He was given a £92 fine and six points on his licence.

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Nicolas Colin Bray, 22, of Lime Kiln, pleaded guilty to sending an offensive phone message on January 6, 2020. He admitted to the offence at Swindon Magistrates Court on January 8. Bray had a previous offence of possession of a knife for which he was given a six-month suspended sentence. Because of this, he was given nine weeks in prison.

CHIPPENHAM: Kane Elson Hurkett, 32, of Wood Lane, stole three bottles of wine to the value of £20 belonging to One Stop shop, on January 2 2020 at Westbury. He pleaded guilty and was fined £50 and to pay victim services of £32.

MALMESBURY: Jonathan Daniel Skillern, 36, of Bremilham Rise, admitted breaching the conditions of his conditional bail. The bail said he had to abide by a curfew to remain indoors at his home between the hours of 6pm until 8am.

He broke this and has now had the bail conditions changed.

The new curfew is now between 8pm until 8pm daily which is electronically monitored. He must live and sleep each night at his own property to prevent interference with witnesses.