The Scales of Justice

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Professor Efrat Tseelon, 59, of The Paddox, Oxford, was convicted of failing to give information which could identify a driver suspected of a motoring offence in Banbury between March 15 and April 12. Fined £600 and ordered to pay a £60 victims’ surcharge and £300 costs. Licence endorsed with six points.

Diane Ferraris, 61, of Fettiplace Close, Appleton, near Abingdon, was convicted of failing to give information to Thames Valley Police which could identify the driver of a vehicle at Banbury between March 12 and April 10. Fined £600 and ordered to pay a £60 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs. Licence endorsed with six points.

Caroline Francis, 42, of Startwort Path, Oxford, was convicted of failing to give information which could identify a driver to Thames Valley Police in Abingdon between May 9 and June 7. Fined £600 and ordered to pay a £60 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs. Licence endorsed with six points.

Billy Biston, 19, of St Mongas, Horsefair, Chipping Norton, admitted driving without due care and attention, without a licence, without insurance, and failing to stop after an accident where damage was caused to another vehicle on Hailey Crescent, Chipping Norton, on August 31. Fined a total of £255 and ordered to pay £300 compensation, a £20 victims’ surcharge and £40 costs. Licence endorsed with nine points.

Zak Faulkner, 18, of the Old Coachyard, Witney, admitted possessing 22.83 grams of ketamine, a Class C drug, in Corn Street, Witney, on December 1. Given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 victims’ surcharge and £40 costs.

Jessica Mckeran, 26, of Vervain Close, Bicester, admitted driving a large goods vehicle faster than 30mph on Buckingham Road, Bicester, on October 15, November 4 and November 5. Fined £190, ordered to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £100 costs and licence endorsed with 10 points.

Sebastian Czakanski, 19, of Quarry Road, Headington, admitted assaulting a woman by beating her in Kidlington on September 28, and sending her threatening messages on Facebook on October 9. Given a community order requiring 120 hours unpaid work in the next 12 months. Ordered to pay a £60 victims’ surcharge and £100 costs. Given a restraining order against the victim until further notice.

Daniel Burgess, 26, of Azalea Walk, Banbury, admitted possessing a kitchen knife in a public place in Longelandes Way, Banbury, on January 12. Fined £110 and told to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs.

Daniel Hanwell, 20, of Marlborough Place, Banbury, admitted stealing two bread roles and a bottle of Disaronno worth £15.80 from Tesco in Bicester on November 13. Told to pay £25 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Peter Murphy, 32, of Manor Road, Adderbury, near Banbury, admitted drink-driving on the A4260 in Adderbury on January 11. Had 117 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, above the legal limit of 35 micrograms. Given a 24-month driving ban and told to pay a £60 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs.

Phillip Barker, 57, of Waverley Close, Kings Sutton, near Banbury, admitted causing criminal damage worth £250 to a vehicle wing mirror in George Street, Banbury, on March 4. Given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay £75 compensation and a £15 victims’ surcharge.

David Holland, 44, of Bretch Hill, Banbury, admitted causing criminal damage to a window in Bretch Hill, Banbury, on December 14. Also convicted of stealing four medical-grade oxygen cylinders during a non-domestic burglary in West Bar Street, Banbury, on October 12. Community order made with 240-hour unpaid work requirement. Told to pay £10 compensation, an £80 victims’ surcharge and £435 costs.

Linda McAleer, 43, of Castle Street, Wallingford, admitted speeding in Wallingford Road, Shillingford, on August 5, at a speed exceeding the 30mph speed limit. Fined £400 and told to pay a £40 victims’ surcharge and £65 costs. Given six points on driving licence.

Lewis Parry, 23, of Swinburne Road, Abingdon, admitted speeding in Besselsleigh Road, Wootton, on June 9, at a speed exceeding the 30mph speed limit. Fined £180 and told to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £65 costs. Given four points on driving licence.

Martin Preedy, 46, of Masefield Road, Banbury, admitted breaching the requirements of a suspended sentence made on November 4 for three counts of animal cruelty by not carrying out unpaid work as instructed on November 12. Suspended sentence for eight weeks custody suspended for 13 months made more onerous by adding one month for the breach.

Muhammed Akabar, 20, of Cross Street, Oxford, convicted of not having the required insurance for his vehicle on July 3 in Oxford. Fined £200 and told to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £110 costs.

Paul Burnett, 59, of Aldrich Road, Oxford, convicted of not having the required insurance for his vehicle in Oxford on July 3. Fined £200 and told to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £110 costs.

McKenzie Baker, 27, of Marigold Square, Carterton, convicted of using a colour TV without a licence in Marigold Square, Carterton, between May 28 and June 12. Fined £200 and told to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £90 costs.

Terrance Hanks, 33, of Corn Hide, Long Hanborough, Witney, admitted assault by beating in Witney on December 15 and in Long Hanborough on December 25. Also admitted driving without insurance and driving without a licence in Witney on December 19. Community order made with domestic violence course requirement and supervision requirement and fined £400. Told to pay a £60 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs. Given six points on driving licence.

Desmond Jones, 30, of Ashhurst Way, Oxford, admitted stealing packs of meat and ready meals from the Co-op shop in Rose Hill, Oxford, on January 28. Also admitted stealing washing powder and coffee worth £90 from the Co-op in Cowley Road, Oxford, on January 16. Given a 10-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and told to pay an £80 victims’ surcharge, £20 costs and £85.97 compensation.

Richard McLellan, of Westholm Court, Bicester, admitted possessing cannabis, a Class B drug, in Westholm Court, Bicester, on January 15. Fined £185 and told to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs.

Connor Ross, 21, of Buckingham Crescent, Bicester, admitted possessing cannabis, a Class B drug, at the Old Police Yard in Bicester on December 9. Fined £75 and told to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £20 costs.

Tahir Ali, 38, of Lidsey Road, Banbury, admitted possessing 34g of cannabis, a Class B drug, in Banbury on December 5. Fined £45 and told to pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £85 costs.

Ian Smith, 33, of Coopers Lane, Abingdon, convicted of using a mobile phone while driving in Ock Street, Abingdon, on May 31. Fined £370 and told to pay a £37 victims’ surcharge and £400 costs. Given three points on driving licence.

Ray Rigby, 27, of Bretch Hill, Banbury, admitted possessing 8g of cocaine, a Class A drug, and 4g of cannabis, a Class B drug, in Bloxham on December 6. Fined £115 and told top pay a £20 victims’ surcharge and £40 costs.

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7:47pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Man on the Green says...

I do wish that Newsquest would stop showing the gavel to illustrate their Scales of Justice pages. No British court uses a gavel, which is the preserve of auctioneers. It's totally anachronistic. Harrumph! (I do feel better for having got that off my chest).
I do wish that Newsquest would stop showing the gavel to illustrate their Scales of Justice pages. No British court uses a gavel, which is the preserve of auctioneers. It's totally anachronistic. Harrumph! (I do feel better for having got that off my chest). Man on the Green
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8:45pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Geoff Roberts says...

Hmmmm... well I do have a gavel here from a Northern Ireland court though, which is technically from the UK. Maybe they aren't used anymore?
Hmmmm... well I do have a gavel here from a Northern Ireland court though, which is technically from the UK. Maybe they aren't used anymore? Geoff Roberts
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8:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Geoff Roberts says...

Mind you, they don't use scales in court either do they?
Mind you, they don't use scales in court either do they? Geoff Roberts
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12:42am Fri 7 Feb 14

Man on the Green says...

Technically, N Ireland is not part of Great Britain, Geoff, although it is of course in the United Kingdom (full name, the United Kingdom of Great Brtain and Northern Ireland). I'd be most interested to know more about the N Irish court connection - what period is this thought to come from?

The Scales of Justice as a symbol of the judicial process go back to both early Egyptian and Greek mythology, and are to be found on court buildings around the globe, (including at the Old Bailey), and are almost universally recognised as such. Not so the gavel.
Technically, N Ireland is not part of Great Britain, Geoff, although it is of course in the United Kingdom (full name, the United Kingdom of Great Brtain and Northern Ireland). I'd be most interested to know more about the N Irish court connection - what period is this thought to come from? The Scales of Justice as a symbol of the judicial process go back to both early Egyptian and Greek mythology, and are to be found on court buildings around the globe, (including at the Old Bailey), and are almost universally recognised as such. Not so the gavel. Man on the Green
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2:45pm Fri 7 Feb 14

William Stroudley, Sandford on Thames says...

Daniel Hanwell, 20, of Marlborough Place, Banbury, admitted stealing two bread roles and a bottle of Disaronno worth £15.80 from Tesco in Bicester on November 13.

Bread Roles????
Daniel Hanwell, 20, of Marlborough Place, Banbury, admitted stealing two bread roles and a bottle of Disaronno worth £15.80 from Tesco in Bicester on November 13. Bread Roles???? William Stroudley, Sandford on Thames
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