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North Somerset Courthouse, in St Georges, near Weston-super-Mare.

North Somerset Courthouse, in St Georges, near Weston-super-Mare. - Credit: Archant

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse between September 23 and October 10:

Ryan Stephens (30), of Mendip Road, Portishead. Criminal damage: 12-month community order with requirement to carry out 100 hours’ community work, ordered to pay £100 compensation, £620 costs and £85 victim surcharge. Failure to surrender: No separate penalty. Theft: Ordered to pay £20 compensation.

Gordon Lawton (49), of North Street, Nailsea. Criminal damage: 12-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge, six-month restraining order.

Susan Bennett (57), of Oldfield, Clevedon. Drink-driving: Fined £200 plus £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge, banned from driving for 24 months.

Ivona Koktava (33), of Eastway, Nailsea. Drink-driving: Fined £535 plus £85 costs and £53 victim surcharge, banned from driving for 40 months.


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Maxwell Fortune (18), of Meadow Road, Clevedon. Drink-driving: Fined £150 plus £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge, banned from driving for 19 months.

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