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In the courts
3:50pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Local News
Ria Britain, 26, of Park Terrace, Westcliff, admitted two counts of fraud. She failed to tell Southend Council she was working, continuing to claim housing and council tax benefit from April 16, 2012 until August 18, 2012. She also failed to inform the Department for Work and Pensions, so fraudulently claimed income support between April 10, 2012, and March 15 this year. She was fined £150 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge.
Steven Lott, 20, of Curling Tye, Basildon, admitted assault. He was given 60 hours unpaid work, ordered to pay £300 compensation to his victim, a £60 victim surcharge and £50 costs.
Derrick Mounigsi Bhembe, 28, of Westbourne Grove, Westcliff, admitted assault and using racially aggravated threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour. He was ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work, pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60.
Stuart John Chiddicks, 21, of Little Fretches, Leigh, admitted begging in Thorpe Bay Broadway on July 18. He was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.
Emma Eastman, 31, of North Avenue, Canvey, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.She was given a six-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
David Baldwin, 41, of Anchor Lane, Canewdon, admitted drink-driving. He was banned from driving for a year, fined £80, ordered to pay £40 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
Leonard Berwick, 37, of Pantile Avenue, Southend, admitted stealing meat worth £108 from a supermarket. In doing so, he breached an earlier suspended sentence for theft, failing to surrender to custody and carrying a knife in a public place. He was jailed for four weeks.
Thomas Jeffs, 20, of Shrewsbury Drive, Benfleet, admitted drink-driving. He was banned from driving for 30 months, fined £600, ordered to pay costs of £85, and a £60 victim surcharge.
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