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Four Somerset parents have been recently convicted at Taunton Magistrates Court for school attendance offences. They were all found guilty of not ensuring their child or children attended school regularly. The details published below are from the official court register. The names and addresses of those convicted, as well as the names of the child […]

A 26-year-old man has appeared in Taunton Magistrates’ Court on charges of supplying class A drugs and acquiring ammunition. Emmanuel Buyondo, from Croydon in London, appeared yesterday (19 May) after being charged with a number of serious offences. The charges are connected with a joint investigation between Avon and Somerset Police and the Met Police […]

Two men in their 30s have been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man in Wiveliscombe, near Taunton. Daniel Bond, 34, and Lee Conlon, 37, both of Claremont Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, appeared before Taunton Magistrates today, Friday, May 20. They were remanded in custody pending an appearance at Bristol Crown Court on […]

A pair of ram raiders have been jailed for causing tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to Spar and Co-op stores in Somerset. Clive Kemery and Simon Norris used stolen vehicles for the smash and grab raids in Frome and Shepton Mallet. They stole alcohol and tobacco during the raids and left a […]

A man drove over his ex-girlfriend’s foot after dropping off their child in an attempt to “intimidate her”. Owen Louise Henton, 22, was at his flat when he was caring for his then seven-month-old daughter and decided he was unable to look after her on May 12, 2021. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Henton called […]

A bus driver appeared in court after their careless driving left a cyclist in a Somerset hedge. The incident happened near Barrow Gurney on December 17, 2021, and was caught on a motorist’s dashcam. The driver of the bus shown in the footage pleaded guilty to driving without due care and was fined £256 by […]

An inquest will be held next week, to look into the death of a 26-year-old man who died suddenly after developing blood clots in his brain, less than two weeks after having the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab. His devastated family members are also taking legal action. Jack Hurn, from Newton Abbot in Devon, was living in […]

A road rage driver marched out of his car and punched a motorist he accused of making a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre. Curtis Nunn shouted ‘You’re a f*****g idiot, you could have killed me’ before hitting the driver in the face and kicking his car. He was unhappy about being overtaken on the A39 near Minehead […]

A bricklayer who was tasered after running from police in Taunton has been jailed for drug dealing. Sansford Grant travelled as a courier from London to the South West. He was caught with 77 wraps of cocaine and heroin destined for the streets of the town. He tried to escape the clutches of an officer […]

Each week Bath Magistrates Court deals out hefty fines to speeding motorists caught wrongdoing on Somerset roads. Mostly the cases are single justice procedures – meaning the person doesn’t attend court as the offence isn’t one you can get sent to prison for. Yet the courts do disqualify many drivers because of their unacceptable behaviour […]


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