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PUBLISHED: 14:25 08 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:47 04 May 2010

Driver did not know he was banned ROBERT Smith did not open his post - so had no idea he was banned from driving by magistrates back in December, a court heard. Smith, 34, of Ryemanmoore Drive, Sutton, appeared before Ely magistrates on Thursday to be sen

Driver did not know he was banned

ROBERT Smith did not open his post - so had no idea he was banned from driving by magistrates back in December, a court heard.

Smith, 34, of Ryemanmoore Drive, Sutton, appeared before Ely magistrates on Thursday to be sentenced for offences of driving while disqualified and without insurance or an MoT certificate.

Already subject to a six-month suspended prison sentence imposed by Cambridge Crown Court for offences of burglary and theft, Smith was banned from driving for six months and told to pay £65 costs. He was given a two-year-community order to run alongside the order he was given in the crown court.

Drugs and budgies

DRUGS and handling charges facing Michael Nunn and Kirsty Hobbs of Littleport were adjourned for two weeks on Thursday.

Nunn, 24, and 22-year-old Hobbs, both of Limes Close, are accused of possessing cannabis with intent to supply it to others in Littleport on March 20. They are also accused of handling three stolen budgerigars, belonging to The Grange Nursing Home in Littleport, on March 20.

Nunn is further accused of assaulting a police officer in Littleport on the same date. They are due back before Ely magistrates on June 15.

Cannabis fine

At Ely courthouse on Thursday, 41-year-old Jonathan Kwango-Smith, of Green Bank Road, Swaffham Bulbeck, admitted possessing both cannabis resin and herbal cannabis. Solicitor Jacqui Baldwin told the court that Kwango-Smith used the class C drug to alleviate his pain from sciatica and arthritis.

The magistrates ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs and fined him £110 with £50 costs.

No insurance

MOTORING charges facing Chettisham man Marcus Bond were adjourned this week, to allow him time to produce the correct paperwork. Bond, 26, of Lynn Road, is accused of driving without insurance or a licence in Little Downham last year, using the car with a defective tyre, and failing to produce an insurance certificate. He is due back before Ely magistrates today (Thursday).

Assault denied

ANTHONY Burrows denied two charges of assault when he appeared before Ely magistrates on Thursday.

Burrows, 49, of Bury Road, Witcham, is accused of assaulting Ann Burrows and police officer Jacqueline Fuller in Coveney on May 23. The date of his trial is due to be set on June 29, and he was given conditional bail.

Case adjourned

AN allegation of assaulting a police officer facing Ely man Gary Doyle has been adjourned by city magistrates for four weeks.

Doyle, 42, who has a 'care-of' address in High Barns, is alleged to have assaulted PC Alan Radford on April 27.

Assault guilty plea

THE sentencing of Mepal man Paul Green has been adjourned for a further four weeks.

Green, 29, of Chestnut Way, has admitted assaulting Francine Green in Soham on October 28 last year. He is due back before Ely magistrates on June 29.

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