Fly-tipper and woman beater among crims sentenced by magistrates this week

Bodmin Magistrates Court
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It's the weekend and therefore time for a look at the cases that have recently come before Cornwall's magistrates. Everyone who has been charged with an offence, from the least to the most serious, appears initially before the magistrates.

The most serious cases are then sent to the crown court. If a defendant pleads guilty, they could be sentenced straight away or have the matter put back for a pre-sentence report. If they deny the allegations against them, the case will be adjourned for a trial.

The courts are open to anyone and our reporters attend just like any other member of the public. As most people have jobs and cannot spend their time in court, the media has always acted as the eyes and ears of the public to ensure that justice is seen to be done.

Here's who has been sentenced at the magistrates' court in Bodmin and Truro recently.

Darren Christopher England

Age: 33

St George's Road, Newquay

On January 23, 2022, at the City of Bristol entered as a trespasser a building, namely Brightside Insurance, with intent to steal.

Community order made. Five rehabilitation activity requirement days. 70 hours of unpaid work requirement. £199 fine.

Dean Roberts

Age: 36

Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne

On November 14, 2023 at Camborne, threw down, dropped or otherwise deposited litter, namely a Fixed Penalty Notice and left it in Pentalek Road, Camborne, a place to which section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 applied.

Must pay £1,942 including £660 fine.

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The Old Market Chacewater Ltd

Mulberry House, Ashfield Lane, Chislehurst, Kent

On May 17, 2024 at 5 The Square, Chacewater knowingly contravened a hygiene emergency prohibition notice served in accordance with regulation 8 of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 on 15/05/2024 by Cornwall Council in that The Food Business Operator failed to ensure that they were free from a rodent infestation contrary to regulations 8(5) and 19(2) of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.

Order granted that the use of the premises for the purposes of food preparation or cooking (or the outdoor kitchen for any commercial food activities) is prohibited. Because an imminent risk of injury to health exists due to rodent activity at the food premises and inadequate pest proofing to food storage and preparation areas.

The Old Market Chacewater Ltd must pay costs of £2,119 to Cornwall Council.

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Christopher Cook

Age: 44

Trevelgue Road, Porth, Newquay

On January 22, 2023, at Street Record, The Platt, Wdebridge, assaulted a police officer, acting in the exercise of his functions as such a worker, by beating him.

Community order. Mental health treatment for 12 Days. 25 days of rehabilitation activity requirement aggravated due to emergency worker offence. Compensation: £200 and £80 fine.

Cory Pascoe

Age: 27

Pengwarras Road, Camborne

On March 17, 2023, at Redruth assaulted a woman by beating her. On the same day, also in Redruth, without lawful excuse, damaged a frying pan and cupboard doors of an unknown value belonging to a woman intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged.

Community order for 30 days as well as five days of rehabilitation activities. 150 hours of unpaid work, with a restraining order not to contact the victim for two years.

Our round-ups are dependent on the results list being sent out by the courts so it is possible some people sentenced may be missing from the weekly round-up.