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Work order for attack on pub landlord A MAN who assaulted the landlord of The King s Arms in Ely has been ordered to carry out 150-hours of unpaid community work. Gareth Coleman, 25, of Main Street, Prickwillow, will also be supervised by the probation se

Work order for attack on pub landlord

A MAN who assaulted the landlord of The King's Arms in Ely has been ordered to carry out 150-hours of unpaid community work.

Gareth Coleman, 25, of Main Street, Prickwillow, will also be supervised by the probation service for the next two years, and he must attend an alcohol counselling service.

Coleman was further ordered to pay £100 compensation to landlord Andrew King, and pay £100 costs.


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Ely magistrates heard that Coleman was drunk when he assaulted Mr King, who was trying to eject him from the St Mary's Street premises.

Suspended sentence

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LIITLE Downham man Paul Fuller was given a six-month suspended jail sentence this week.

Fuller, 44, of Orchard Estate, was given four months when re-sentenced for offences of using an employer's fuel card to purchase petrol for his own vehicle.

And he was given another two months after admitting that he got a job in Wisbech by deception, by failing to declare his previous convictions, and obtained banking services by giving a false address.

During the 18 months of the suspension, Fuller will be supervised by the probation service, and must pay £60 costs.

Pensioner not guilty

MEPAL pensioner George Sykes was found not guilty of assaulting his neighbour Andrew Lampert, following a trial at Ely courthouse on Thursday. There is a long standing dispute between the two men, and bad feeling on both sides, magistrates were told. Mr Lampert said he had tried to usher Mr Sykes off his property, and had been punched in the mouth by the 72-year-old.

Mr Sykes, of Ferry House, Bridge Road, Mepal, said Mr Lampert had barged him in the chest.

"I put my left hand out and he walked into it," he told the court.

Facing drugs charges

ELY magistrates have decided that drugs charges facing Littleport man Phillip Timmins should be dealt with at Cambridge Crown Court.

Timmins, 36, of Wisbech Road, faces six charges of supplying crack cocaine, two offences of possessing morphine, being involved in the supply of crack cocaine, and possessing methadone, heroin, buprenorphine, and diconal. He is due to be committed to the crown court on May 17.

Imitation gun trial

HADDENHAM teenager Adam Webdell is to face trial on June 7, after denying charges of possessing an imitation handgun and possessing cannabis with intent to supply. Webdell, 18, of Hillrow, is alleged to have committed both offences in Ely on February 14.

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