Gary Brook, 44, of Percival Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 40 miles per hour on the A23 contrary to sections 81 and 89 of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984. He was fined £63, ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and given three penalty points on his driving licence.

Jamie Marcus Francis, 26, of Shanklin Close, Eastbourne, was found guilty of failing to perform unpaid work without providing acceptable evidence of his absence. Orginal offence was stealing a Yamaha keyboard to the value of £130, possessing 20 small bags of cannabis, the cultivation of 22 cannabis plants at a flat in Midhurst Road, Eastbourne. He admitted cultivating 22 cannabis plants at Freshford Close, Eastbourne, dishonestly using without due authority a quantity of electricity and failing without reasonable excuse to surrender to custody after being bailed. He admitted committing an offence during a community order imposed for possessing four indecent photographs of children. He was given an overall jail sentence of 32 weeks.

Mark Anthony Pollard, 39, of Pagham Close, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to stealing three joints of meat to the value of £70.12 belonging to Waitrose and failing without reasonable excuse to surrender to custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court having been released on bail in criminal proceedings. He was sent to prison for 20 weeks because of an “appalling” record of offending, particularly theft.