The following cases were heard at Reading or Slough Magistrates’ Courts.

February 13:

ALAN TRAINER, 63, of Longwood Avenue, Slough, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in McKenzie Street on February 13 this year. He was fined £80 as well as being ordered to pay £85 in court costs.

SEAN JEFFERY, 36, of Lochinver, Bracknell, indicated guilty to stealing £2,100 of scratch cards between February 4, 2021 and February 26, 2021 from a Co-Op store where he worked. Between the same dates, he indicated guilty to committing fraud by abusing his position and claiming £985 from lottery scratch cards. He was made to pay £3,085 in compensation and to complete 60 hours of unpaid work. He will also need to complete 25 rehabilitation days. There was also court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £95.

JOHN GREEDY, 20, of Broad Street Common, Cardiff, was found guilty of failing to seek veterinary treatment for a dog, a female terrier named Romal, for ongoing skin and ear conditions. The count happened when he lived in Newbury on March 26. He was fined £360 and an order was made for Greedy to be deprived of the dog. There was a court cost of £775 and a victim surcharge of £80.

BILLY FREESTONE, 23, of Silchester Road, Reading, pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals on January 20 last year in Reading, again on February 7 and March 17. He was ordered to complete 30 days of rehabilitation activity and is required to register with police for five years. There was also court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £95.


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