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Affray charge adjourned AN affray charge facing Ely man Stephan Mann was adjourned for two weeks, and he was given unconditional bail by city magistrates on Thursday. It is alleged that Mann, 23, of Downham Road, committed the offence of affray in Market
Affray charge adjourned
AN affray charge facing Ely man Stephan Mann was adjourned for two weeks, and he was given unconditional bail by city magistrates on Thursday.
It is alleged that Mann, 23, of Downham Road, committed the offence of affray in Market Street, Ely, on May 11.
No insurance fine of £200
DRIVING without insurance landed Soham man James Conroy with a bill for more than £200 this week.
Conroy, 24, of Hall Street, was convicted in his absence by Ely magistrates on Thursday.
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Magistrates fined him £200 with £42 costs, and six points were endorsed on his licence.
Uninsured driver was on way to have car fixed
ROBERT Redford was testing the newly fitted alternator on his car when police stopped him and discovered he had no insurance for the vehicle.
"I had to go and see a friend who was a mechanic, to make sure I had fitted it properly," Redford explained to Ely magistrates on Thursday.
Redford, 19, of Wheatsheaf Close, Ely, admitted using a J-registered Ford Escort without insurance in Willow Walk, Ely, on December 22 last year.
He was fined £100 with £35 costs, and six points were endorsed on his licence.
Motorist fights to keep licence
DRINK-driver Richard Mozejko will be fighting to keep his driving licence on July 12.
He will ask Ely magistrates not to ban him from driving, because he had driven only a short distance when he committed an offence.
Mozejko, 49, of Globe Lane, Littleport, has admitted driving with a blood alcohol limit more than double the legal limit in Hitches Street at Littleport on March 2.
He has also admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour in Littleport on the same date.
Arrest warrant for no-show
A WARRANT was issued for the arrest of Little Downham man Paul Fuller when he failed to appear before city magistrates on Thursday.
Fuller, 44, of Orchard Estate, is accused of breaching his two-month suspended jail sentence by missing appointments with the probation service on April 25 and 30.
The previous week, the court had granted Fuller a further week's adjournment to seek legal advice.
He was given the suspended sentence supervision order for an offence of theft from an employer.
Chopper spots coursers
A POLICE helicopter was scrambled when dog walkers reported seeing hare coursers, magistrates were told.
Three men were seen walking across a field, and there were three lurcher dogs in the area.
Shaun Beard, 24, of Wolverhampton; and Jim Harrop, 31, of Bishop Auckland, were both convicted of illegal hare coursing by Ely magistrates on Thursday. Each was fined £600 with £42 costs.
They committed the offence at Heath Road in Swaffham Prior on December 28 last year.
Crown Court trial for driver
A MOTORIST charged with causing the death of Dawnne Shotter by dangerous driving on the A10 at Littleport on November 3 last year, has been sent to face trial before Cambridge Crown Court.
Richard Byrnside, 46, of Saffron Close, Downham Market, is further accused of driving without due care and attention.
Ely magistrates gave him unconditional bail until he appears at the Cambridge court for a preliminary hearing on June 8.
Serviceman admits speeding
JUST days after arriving back from Iraq, serviceman Enrique Rivera was before Ely magistrates and fined for speeding.
Rivera, of RAF Lakenheath, admitted driving at 77 mph along the A1101 at Littleport on July 24 last year, where there is a 60 mph speed limit in force.
He admitted the offence and was fined £60 and had three points endorsed on his driving record.
Trial for alleged ASBO breach
AN Ely teenager who has denied breaching the terms of her ASBO will face trial next month.
Faye Szulc, 18, of Clayway, is alleged to have used abusive or insulting words on November 30 last year.
Ely magistrates gave her unconditional bail until the hearing on July 12.