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

December 17:

MATTHEW HILL, 43, of Cambridge Road, Crowthorne, convicted assault by beating in Crowthorne on March 17. Community order made, including 100 hours unpaid work requirement. Also ordered to pay £90 victim surcharge and £775 court costs.

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THOMAS DANCE, 21, of Carroll Crescent, Ascot, admitted drug driving on Victoria Road, Ascot, on May 4. Found to have 2.2ug/L cannabis in the blood. Fined £150. Also ordered to pay £34 victim surcharge and £85 court costs. Also disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Bracknell News:

December 18:

ROBERT KNIGHT, 47, of no fixed address, admitted criminally damaging a bathroom in Sunningdale on October 25. Fined £175. Also ordered to pay £10 compensation, £34 victim surcharge and £85 court costs. 

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