The following cases were heard at Reading and Slough Magistrates’ Court

November 30:

NATALIE SANDFORD, 38, of Toll Gardens, Bracknell, admitted harassment without violence on December 20, 2019. Also admitted failing to surrender to custody at Reading Magistrates Court on October 6. given a conditional discharge for 12 months and made subject to a restraining order. Also ordered to pay £21 victim surcharge and £85 court costs. 

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CONNOR GREEN, 22, of Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne, admitted assault by beating of a working police officer in Crowthorne on October 10. Also admitted possession of cocaine in Reading on October 10. Fined £150 total. Also ordered to pay £50 compensation, £34 victim surcharge, and £85 court costs. 

Bracknell News:

CHARLIE BURGESS, 23, of Bladewell Drive, Wokingham, admitted failing to comply with a community order by failing to attend unpaid work requirements on November 11, and November 8. Suspended sentence order varied. Also ordered to pay £75 court costs.

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December 1:

CRAIG MORGAN, 44, of Crest Close, Twyford, convicted of assault by beating in Reading on February 20. Given a community order including 150 hours unpaid work. Also ordered to pay £150 compensation, £90 victim surcharge and £85 court costs. 

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