The following cases were heard at Reading and Slough Magistrates’ Courts:

June 18
CONAGH WHITELOCK, 21, of Iveagh Court, Bracknell, convicted of driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance on Portman Road, Reading, on March 2, 2021. Banned from driving for six months, given a community order to take part in up to 20 rehabilitation activity days, told to pay court fees of £180. 

June 22
HEATHER BESSO, 56, of New Road, Ascot, admitted drinking on Hatchet Lane, Ascot on May 12. Caught with 75mcg of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the limit being 35mcg per 100ml. Banned from driving for 40 months, fined £750, must pay £160 court fees.

June 23
GEORGE MOORE, 19, of Cross Gates Close, Bracknell admitted harassment without violence, namely contacting a woman by phone and attending her place of work, in Bracknell between April 3 and April 24, 2021. Community order made, told to take part in 30 rehabilitation activity days. Ordered to pay £180 in court fees. 

June 24
CLAYDON HEARD, 24, of Warwick, Bracknell, admitted breaching a restraining order in Bracknell on June 23, 2021. Given a conditional discharge for 12 months. Must pay £107 court fees.
JASON ORME, 27, of Nell Gwynne Close, Ascot, convicted of racially or religiously aggravated harassment in Windsor on December 18, 2019. Given a community order for the defendant to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. Must pay £195 court fees. 
June 28
ALEXANDER BENNETT, 33, of The Oaks, Bracknell, admitted assault of an emergency worker, namely biting a police officer, on May 27, 2021. Also admitted to assault by beating on the same date in Bracknell. Sentenced to 18 weeks in prison due to the severity of the offence. Ordered to pay £100 compensation and £128 victim surcharge. 

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