FROM thugs destroying phones to people carrying knives – another week has seen cases come before the magistrates’ courts.

A host of offenders have come before the courts this week, including people who have attacked police officers, and other members of the public.

Other crimes have seen drivers behind the wheel after taking cocktails of drugs, and others harassing other people.

Here is a rundown of the cases heard in the past week.

James Eastman, 18, of Merrivale, Benfleet, damaged a woman's phone on three occasions on March 1 this and last year and January 1.

At Southend Magistrates' Court he was given a conditional discharge for 12 months.

Brett Morgan admitted assault offences against a woman which happened on Canvey back in June last year.

The 40-year-old of Hockley Road, Basildon attacked the woman by beating her on June 20, and then also damaged a fan, laptop and TV belonging to her.

At Southend Magistrates' Court, Morgan was given the order not to contact the woman until May 27, 2023.

He was also told to pay compensation of £165 due to the damage caused.

Josie Walker has been given a suspended prison term after attacks were carried out on January 4 this year.

She assaulted the man and woman in Southend.

Walker, 28, of Shipp Lane, Aveley, appeared at Southend Magistrates' Court where she was given 16 weeks in jail suspended for a year.

She must also do 30 days rehabilitation and 40 hours of unpaid work.

Hamid Busairu was stopped in at the junction of the A127 and Victoria Road on May 28 this year.

The 27-year-old of Brodrick Grove, Abbey Wood, London, was found with the lock knife and subsequently arrested by police officers.

This came nearly a year after he was found in Dartford on June 15, 2020 carrying another six inch lock knife, as well as a Class C drug.

Busairu admitted possession of a bladed article when appearing at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court. He was sent to prison for eight months.

Sammy Cousins, 28, of Long Riding, Basildon, has been spared jail after he was found to be drug driving last year.

Cousins was stopped in Nevendon Road, Basildon, on November 14 where he was tested for drugs by police and found to have Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in his system and was over the legal limit. He was arrested and later bailed.

He appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court where he admitted the offence.

He was given a fine of £120 by the magistrates’ bench, and he must also pay £105 in costs to the prosecution.

The money will be deducted from his benefits, with a total sum of £259 including all costs.

Cousins was also banned from driving for a year, and must take an extended test before he can drive again once the ban expires.

Ronnie Clark, 21, of Winchester Gardens, Basildon, was found on January 2 last year in south Essex with a small amount of cannabis.

He appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court where he admitted the charge and was fined £16.

The cannabis will be destroyed.

Amanda Bloomer, 47, of Rochford Garden Way, Rochford, appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court where she admitted resisting a police sergeant in the execution of his duty, and also assaulting him by beating.

She also assaulted another police officer during the same incident. The offences took place on September 26 last year in Rochford.

The magistrates’ bench chose to give Bloomer a community order until December 2, 2022.

She must complete 30 days of rehabilitation along with 80 hours of unpaid work, along with compensation of £50 to be paid to both police officers.

Stephen Pelham, 58, of Wood Farm Close, Leigh, appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court where he admitted harassing a man in Leigh.

The offence took place on April 22 this year and used threatening or abusive words and language to cause the victim distress. Pelham was given a £172 fine and must also pay costs of £105.