The following cases were heard at Reading Magistrates’ Court:

March 22:

Kanyon Joseph, 36, of Portman Road, Reading. Non-payment of fine of £940.45. Further time to pay ordered. The sum of £505.10 remitted from the fine owing to a change of circumstances.

Fahim Chowdhury, 18, of Curzon Street, Reading. Drunk and disorderly in a public place. Discharged conditionally for six months. Costs £105.

So Mang Ham, 33, of Alfred Street, Reading. Driving over the speed limit. Fined £700. Costs £205. Driving record endorsed with six penalty points.

Ryan David Rolfe, 30, of Dunn Crescent, Hungerford. Driving a heavy good vehicle in contradiction of driving regulations. Fined £220. Costs £180.

March 25

Keshia Alleyne, 25, of George Street, Reading. Racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by words or writing. Fined £169. Costs £30.

David Brown, 55, of Willow Street, Reading. Failure to surrender to custody at Reading Magistrates’ Court. Fined £50. Costs £30.

Lawrence Jeffery Palmer, 43, of Wrenswood Close, Whitley Wood. Theft from a shop. Compensation £24.

Paul William Richardson, 48, of Cold Ash, Thatcham. Receiving stolen goods. Fined £341. Costs £119. Theft – other – including theft by finding. Compensation £100.

Paul Michael Sharp, 30, of Newtown Road, Newbury. Theft from a shop. Community order made. Fined £120. Costs £170. Failure to surrender to custody at Reading Magistrates’ Court. Community order made. Failure to surrender to custody at Reading Magistrates’ Court. Community order made. Theft from a shop. Community order made. Commission of a further offence whilst subject to a conditional discharge order. Discharged conditionally for six months.

Khairi Saadallah, 24, of Coronation Square, Reading. Common assault of an emergency worker. Imprisoned for two months consecutive.

Sarah Elizabeth Ireson, 46, of Bourne Road, Pangbourne. Use threatening, abusive or insulting words, behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. Community order made. Restraining order made. Compensation £150. Costs £170. Racially aggravated harassment. Community order made.

Daniel Wild, 47, Bourne Road, Pangbourne. Caused anxiety or distress by sending an electronic communication. Restraining order made. Fined £630. Compensation £100. Costs £148. Use threatening, abusive or insulting words, behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. Fined £200.

Rida Chaudhary, 23, of Bath Road, Reading. Failure to comply with the requirements of a community order. Fined £30.

Roheel Chaudhry, 26, of Bath Road, Reading. Failure to comply with the requirements of a community order. Fined £30. Costs £60.

Adam Sydney John Hook, 37, of Ditchfield Lane, Finchampstead. Original offence in respect of which a community order was made. Community order made. Costs £60. Original offence in respect of which a community order was made. Community order made.

Nigel Gibson, 57, of Lovelocks Cottage, Hungerford. Use threatening or abusive words, behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. Fined £185. Assault by beating. Fined £370. Compensation £200. Costs £805.

Khairi Saadallah, 24, of Coronation Square, Reading. Possession of a blade or sharp pointed article. Fined £115.

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