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PUBLISHED: 16:17 02 November 2006 | UPDATED: 12:06 04 May 2010

Driver changes plea to guilty THE trial of Ely man Carl Bond that was due to take place today (Thursday) has been cancelled, because he decided to change his plea to guilty, admitting that he drove when unfit through the use of drink and drugs. City mag

Driver changes plea to guilty

THE trial of Ely man Carl Bond that was due to take place today (Thursday) has been cancelled, because he decided to change his plea to guilty, admitting that he drove when unfit through the use of drink and drugs.

City magistrates are now due to hear the case against 24-year-old Bond, of Clay Way, on November 9. Bond, who is currently remanded in custody by Cambridge Crown Court, has denied driving while disqualified on the A10 at Stretham on October 2, and that case is also adjourned until the same date.

Breach denied

TWO charges of breaching a 12-month community order have been denied by 39-year-old Littleport man Simon Gregory.

Gregory, who has a postal address at Old School, Wisbech Road, was given the order back in June for offences of possessing a class A drug and driving without insurance.

Appearing at Ely courthouse on Thursday, Gregory denied he failed to keep appointments with the probation service on September 18 and 19.

The date of his trial is due to be fixed at a court hearing on November 23.

Conditional bail

TWO charges of breaching an 80-hour community work order have been denied by 42-year-old Ely woman Chandra Earwaker.

Earwaker, of Clay Way, was given the order on May 11 for an offence of possessing a class A drug. She is accused of failing to keep an appointment on September 21, and failing to keep in touch with a probation officer.

On Thursday, Ely magistrates adjourned the case until November 23 and gave her conditional bail.

1979 assaults

SOHAM pensioner Derek Turrell appeared in court this week, facing charges of indecently assaulting young girls in the town more than 20 years ago.

Turrell, 69, of Orchard Row, is accused of assaulting two different girls, under the age of 14, on various dates between January 3 1979 and January 5 1982.

The case was adjourned for two weeks by Ely magistrates, and they gave him conditional bail.

Speeding admitted

LITTLEPORT man Andrew Aston changed his plea at court this week, and admitted he broke the 70 mph speed limit on the A14 at Bottisham.

After hearing that he drove at 85 mph on February 17, Ely magistrates fined him £60. Aston, 33, of Fishers Bank, also had three points endorsed on his driving licence.

Assault trial

AN Ely man who has denied assaulting city landlord John Borland is to face trial next month.

Dean Gray, 32, of Silver Street, is alleged to have assaulted Mr Borland on July 26.

The trial will take place at Ely courthouse on December 21.y, of the Haddenham Autumn Theatre Group.

Assisted by Arts in Cambs on Tour and Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire, the Haddenham group aims to bring top quality productions right to the doorstep of local residents.

The first event is a showing of The Blue Brothers, a comedy film starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd. There will be a bar as well as hot dogs.

INFO: Tickets cost £5 from Haddenham Galleries on 01353 740909. The venue is Arkenstall Village Centre in Station Road. On-site parking is free. The film starts at 8pm.

The next event, on Thursday, November 9, features a dance company, Trans-Mission - State of Emergency, which has choreographers fusing jazz and contemporary dance with their African heritage, according to the programme. Tickets cost £6.50, £2 (under sixteens) or £5.50 (concessions) also from Haddenham Galleries. The venue is Arkenstall.

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