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Court round up July 24

By CMJohannaCarr  |  Posted: July 25, 2013

Court round up July 24

A MAN charged with taking a car and driving it dangerously on the A39 between Camelford to Davidstow in North Cornwall appeared at Truro Crown Court yesterday.

Graham Budge, 30, of Granary, East Lake Farm, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon, entered no pleas to the charge, which relates to October 9 last year.

Budge was given unconditional bail and is due to appear before the court again for a plea and case management hearing on October 9.

A CARBIS BAY woman who glassed her then boyfriend in a Truro pub has been ordered to carry out 60 hours unpaid work.

Laura Mackay, 26, of Higher Boskerris, pleaded guilty to assault on June 1 this year at Wetherspoons, when she appeared at Truro Crown Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that Mackay hit her ex-boyfriend in the face with a glass because they had been arguing and she “flipped” and that he had one tooth knocked out in the incident and another damaged.

Sentencing her, Judge John Neligan said: “What you did was to throw a glass at him intending to throw the contents over him but the glass struck him in the mouth and as a result he has lost certainly one if not two front teeth.

“That came after a evening of drinking not only by you but by him as well.

“You accept very candidly what you did but you say that he was in effect humiliating you and that was the catalyst ... you as you say flipped and did something totally out of character.”

Mackay was also ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation towards the cost of dental work.

A REPEAT Launceston offender who admitted trying to steal a Hobbit DVD from Tesco has been jailed.

Frazer Soul, 28, of Western Road, also admitted dishonestly receiving stolen goods between May 15 and 18, including bank cards, a driving licence and a camera, when he appeared at Truro Crown Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that Soul tried to take the DVD from the Launceston Road, Bodmin Tesco on April 23.

The court heard that Soul had a number of previous convictions for dishonesty offences and theft and that he had been struggling with a drug addiction.

He was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison for the two offences and told to try to get his addiction under control.

Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC said: “I hope you can stay away from illegal drugs and stay away from other people’s property.”

Soul was also ordered to pay a £80 victim surcharge.

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