The following cases were heard at Reading Magistrates’ Court:

September 13:

JASON BALLEY, 30, of Sutton Road in Speen, Newbury, admitted being drunk and disorderly at Newbury Race course Railway Station in Newbury on August 17. Also admitted resisting a police officer on the same day in Newbury. Given a community order to comply with 120 hours of unpaid work and must pay a £90 victim surcharge, plus £85 court costs.

ROBERT DEACON, 33, of Harvest Green, Newbury, admitted possession of four wraps of cocaine in West Berkshire on December 1, 2018. Fined £100 and ordered to pay £30 victim surcharge, plus £85 court costs.

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PETER CLIFFORD, of College Piece in Reading, admitted speeding on the A34 at Chieveley on June 18, 2018, above the 60mph speed limit. Fined £100 and ordered to pay £30 victim surcharge. Three points added to driving licence.

CHLOE CHARD, 20, of Linden Road in Reading, admitted travelling on a Great Western Railway service in Reading without having paid the £9.40 train fare on February 10. Given a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay £9.40 compensation. Must also pay £20 victim surcharge and £60 court costs.

VIKTORIJA GURSK, 32, of Appleford Road in Reading, admitted failing to comply with road traffic regulations namely incorrectly using a blue badge when parking in Reading on June 6. Given a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge.

AFSHEEN AHMAD, 35, of Wheble Drive in Woodley, admitted failing to comply with road traffic regulations namely incorrectly displaying a blue badge when parking in Reading on April 3. Given a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge, plus £150 court costs.

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PAUL DAVIES, 45, of Shepton House in South Street, Reading, convicted of travelling on a Great Western Railway service in Reading without having paid the £2.70 train fare on February 25. Fined for £220 and ordered to pay £2.70 compensation. Must also pay £30 victim surcharge, plus £160 court costs.

JAMIE JONES, 28, of Burbridge Close in Calcot, Reading, convicted of travelling on a Great Western Railway service in Reading without having paid £7.10 on March 5. Fined £440 and ordered to pay £7.10 compensation. Must also pay £44 victim surcharge and £160 court costs.
September 16:

ANDREW HAYES, 29, of South Street in Reading, admitted using a large goods vehicle in London without the correct insurance on June 14, 2016. Fined £650 and ordered to pay £65 victim surcharge, plus £85 court costs.

PAUL NICOLA, 55, of no fixed abode, admitted entering a property in Hadrian Walk East, Reading, on January 23 despite being banned from the property. Also admitted failing to surrender to Reading Magistrates’ Court on August 16. Fined £100 and ordered to pay £30 victim surcharge.

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ANDREW PRIDHAM, 41, of High Street, Thatcham, admitted using threatening or abusive words of behaviour with intent to cause fear or provoke violence in Newbury on July 21. Also admitted sending communication which included grossly offensive content to cause distress or anxiety in Newbury on July 21. Given a community order to comply with alcohol treatment and rehabilitation requirements, and made subject of a restraining order. Ordered to pay £90 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

JADE RUSSELL, 31, of Orts Road in Reading, admitted stealing three pairs of boxer shorts worth £114 from John Lewis in Reading on June 20. Also convicted of stealing £210 worth of perfume from Boots in The Oracle, Reading, on August 1. Admitted stealing perfume worth £104 from House of Fraser in The Oracle, Reading, on August 15. Sentenced to four weeks in prison suspended for six months. Also ordered to pay £322 victim surcharge.

ANTHONY ROE, 53, of Lower Armour Road, Reading, convicted for obstructing an enforcement agent in Reading on January 17. Fined £500 and ordered to pay £200 compensation. Must also pay £50 victim surcharge and £775 court costs.

DEAN JOHNSON, 40, of Willow Street in Reading, admitted failing to comply with requirements of a supervision order by not attending appointments on June 6, July 4, and has not been in touch with probation since June 13. Fined £60.

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