Thanet offenders before the courts

The latest round-up of Thanet folk in the courts includes a motorist three-times the legal drink-drive limit and a shoplifter who swiped £60 worth of meat from a store

Phillip Barker was sentenced on 27 July at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to theft.

Between 12 and 13 February the 46-year-old, of Athelstan Road, Margate, stole money exceeding £6,000 from a martial arts club in Grange Road, Deal.

Magistrates sentenced Barker to 120 days in prison, suspended for 24 months, and ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months. He must also pay £6,000 compensation and £85 costs.

Jacob Smith was sentenced on 18 July at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to drink driving.

On 18 June the 22-year-old, of Dane Road, Ramsgate, drove a Kia Picanto in Ramsgate Road, Margate, and gave a breath test of 106 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Magistrates banned Smith from driving for 26 months and ordered him to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months. He must also pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

 Jack Smith was sentenced on 18 July at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to shoplifting and vehicle interference.

On 26 March the 38-year-old, of Union Row, Margate, stole meat worth £60 from a shop in High Street, Broadstairs.

On 18 April he interfered with a Citroen Relay in Pump Lane, Margate, intending to either steal the vehicle or steal from the vehicle.

Magistrates sentenced Smith to 72 days in prison.

Nikodem Dubis was sentenced on 19 July at Medway Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and using a vehicle without a test certificate.

On 18 July the 24-year-old, of Northdown Road, Margate, drove a Renault Clio in Northdown Road, while disqualified, with no insurance and without a test certificate.

Magistrates’ sentenced Dubis to 20 days in prison and banned him from driving for 18 months. Because the offences were committed during the operational period of a suspended sentence, the overall length of his sentence is 60 days. He must also pay a £115 victim surcharge.

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