The following cases were heard at magistrates courts in Swindon and Salisbury.

DEVIZES: On Tuesday, June 4, a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced for assaulting an emergency worker, possession of a knife, and robbery.

The teenager pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer by beating him at Trowbridge on March 16, while the officer was carrying out his role.

He also admitted to possessing a knife in Devizes, on December 15 last year, and robbing staff at a convenience store in the town of cigarettes, a lighter, and a drink on the same date.

He was given a youth offender referral period of 12 months, during which time his parent or guardian must attend panel meetings.

MARLBOROUGH: On Tuesday, June 4, Roberta Fox, of Park Farm and Clench Common, was sentenced for owning a dangerously out of control dog.

The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to owning a black Boxer cross named Scampi which was dangerously out of control in West Stowell Farm, Marlborough, on March 18.

The dog did not attack or cause any injury to humans.

Fox was ordered to pay £4,636.59 in compensation and handed a conditional discharge period of six months, during which time she is disqualified from keeping a dog.

No order was made to destroy Scampi as he did not attack any humans and can be rehomed away from sheep.

MALMESBURY: On Tuesday, June 4, a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced for robbery and breaching a criminal behaviour order.

The teenager pleaded guilty to both offences, which took place in Malmesbury on September 2 last year.

He admitted to robbing a vape, worth £15, and breaching a previously made criminal behaviour order by chasing a person, threatening him with violence, and threatening to mug him.

He was issued with a youth rehabilitation order that requires him to carry out 36 hours of reparation work.

The teenager will also be monitored by an electronic tag for 90 days during which time he must remain at his home address between 9pm and 7am, and is prohibited from entering Malmesbury town centre.

WESTBURY: On Wednesday, June 5, Bradley Walmsley, of Edward Street, was sentenced for burglary.

The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to trespassing at Parson’s Bakery, on the town’s High Street, and stealing cash and an electronic tablet of an unknown value, on October 3 last year.

He was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work, within 12 months, and must pay compensation of £625.

Walmsley must also pay £400 in costs and a surcharge of £114.

TROWBRIDGE: On Thursday, June 6, Evan Jewers, of Timbrell Street, was sentenced for assault and ten counts of theft from a shop.

The 26-year-old pleaded not guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her, on December 4 last year, in Trowbridge.

He was found guilty of the offence, which happened during a theft from a shop, in his absence.

Jewers pleaded guilty to all ten counts of theft from a shop.

This included stealing £1,114.75 worth of items, including meat and spirits, from Sainsbury’s stores in Bradford on Avon, Melksham, and Trowbridge, between April 22 last year and March 30, 2024.

He also stole £115.50 worth of goods from Waitrose in Warminster on March 2 this year.

Jewers was slapped with a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and must complete 150 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay a total of £205 in compensation.