The following cases were heard at Reading or Slough Magistrates’ Courts.

February 6:

JAKE TAYLOR, 32, of Market Place, Newbury, was found guilty of assaulting a man on July 7 last year in Newbury. He was ordered to pay £125 in compensation and complete 80 hours on unpaid work. He will also need to complete 15 days of rehabilitation activity and may an £85 court cost and £114 victim surcharge.

IMRAN KHAN, 49, of Grays Place, Slough, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for testing after being stopped in a vehicle on December 19, 2022. He was ordered to pay an £85 court cost and victim surcharge of £114.

MARK ROBSON, 38, of Ladbrooke Road, Slough, was found guilty of trespassing at Slough Bowls Club and stealing alcohol to an unknown value and cash and a money safe to an unknown value on December 26 last year. He was given 12 months of mental health treatment and no order for costs.

KRISTIYAN GEORGIEV, 18, of Upton Park, Slough, was found guilty of possessing a machete in William Street, Slough on February 7 this year. He was referred to 10 months with a youth offender panel and an order was made for the machete to be forfeited and destroyed. There was also an £85 court cost and a victim surcharge of £20.

JUNIOR BURKE, 31, of Harman Walk, High Wycombe, was found guilty of stealing £490 from someone else in Reading between May 21, 2019 and August 12, 2019. He was given 80 hours of unpaid work as well as an £85 court cost and £90 victim surcharge.


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