POLICE: Wiltshire Police’s first application for a stalking protection order has been withdrawn.

New legislation came into force at the start of the year allowing police forces to apply to the magistrates for the orders, which prohibit those suspected of stalking others from contacting their alleged victims.

On January 31, Wiltshire Police was granted an interim stalking protection order against Nicholas O’Dwyer, of Chisbury. The 50-year-old opposed the order being made, so the magistrates made an interim order and adjourned the case for a full hearing this week.

The police have now withdrawn the application for the order.

SWINDON: Max Bradbury, 23, who gave a care of address of Mustang Way, west Swindon, pleaded not guilty to arson, drink driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and taking a vehicle without the consent of the owner.

It is alleged he was more than twice the drink drive limit when he was behind the wheel of a Ford Focus in Stanton St Quintin on May 19 and later tried to burn the car.

He was granted unconditional bail for a case management hearing at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on July 1.

PENHILL: The case against Colin Day, 33, of Odstock Road, has been discontinued. He had pleaded not guilty to assaulting a woman on November 7 last year.

PENHILL: Malgorzata Kosmowska, 44, of Cricklade Road, was found guilty of failing to provide a specimen of blood after being stopped on suspicion of committing a road traffic offence. She was fined £180, banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay £132 in costs and surcharge.

HAYDON END: The case against Nigel Baker, 55, of Mycroft Road, was discontinued. He had been charged with allegedly making threats to smash a woman’s phone.

WILTSHIRE: Wiltshire Police obtained a three month closure order on a property on Longcroft Avenue, Devizes.

WILTSHIRE: Wiltshire Police obtained a three month closure order on a house in Sheep Street, Devizes.

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: A stalking protection order hearing had to be adjourned, due to the coronavirus lockdown. Court staff renewed the interim order preventing Stewart Hendry, 32, of Queens Road, from contacting a woman. Hendry has objected to the full order being made. The next hearing will take place on July 8.

HIGHWORTH: Police have been given an extra six months to hold £1,315 cash seized from Ranjit Sandhu, 33, of Cricklade Road, Highworth, on May 20. The cash was seized on Kent Road, Swindon, at 3.15am.

WILTSHIRE: Daniel Payne, 31, of Cowleaze, Chippenham, entered no pleas to charges of supplying cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Swindon Crown Court on June 12 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

SWINDON: Craig Dudden, 36, of Fawler Road, Wantage, has opposed a Wiltshire Police application for a stalking protection order. The court made an interim order preventing him from contacting a Swindon woman, going to Nuffield Health and Fitness, visiting a street in Nythe, and creating a social media account in a name except his own.

A date has not yet been fixed for the stalking protection order hearing, which is similar to a criminal trial with each side presenting evidence to the court.

M4: John Njoroge, 53, of Ashbury Avenue, pleaded guilty to drink driving on the M4. The Audi Q5 driver was breathalysed and had 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was fined £250 and banned from driving for 16 months. He must pay £119 in costs and surcharge.

SWINDON: Dafydd Spence, 24, of Buckingham Road, denied two counts of assault and damaging a door. He was granted bail ahead of the trial, which is yet to be fixed.

SWINDON: Jake Bolt, 22, of Highbridge, pleaded guilty to damaging a bus stop belonging to Swindon Council on September 21 last year and a Wiltshire Police van on the same date. He also admitted damaging the window of a police car on February 28, causing £1,255-worth of damage.

He was given a 12 month community order with 120 hours of unpaid work and must pay £110 compensation to Wiltshire Police.