A SHOP lifter who stole perfumes worth £3,000 has avoided jail. Matthew Cook, 39, of Market Avenue, Wickford appeared in court charged with entering Savers in Wickford as a trespasser and stealing perfume and aftershave of a value of £3000. He smashed a window to enter the premises and the goods were stolen. He was handed a prison sentence of 22 weeks suspended for 12 months as the court felt there is a realistic prospect of rehabilitation and he is engaging with probation.


A MAN has appeared in court charged with cocaine possession. Mark Burton, 43, of Loxford, Basildon was charged with the offence. He was fined £166 and released but told the offences would stay on his criminal record for a year.

Hamza Cicekdagli, 31, of Coleman Street, Southend was in court charged with assault by beating. He was sentenced to a community order and he must comply with the following requirements: unpaid Work for 150 hours within the next twelve months. This work will be supervised by the responsible officer. He was also fined £250, £95 and £250.


Penny Harrison, 31, of Long Riding, Basildon was in court charged with assaulting an emergency worker, namely Police officer acting in the exercise of his functions as such a worker, by beating him. He was remanded on unconditional bail until October 22 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. He was also charged with using threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby. For this matter he was also remanded on unconditional bail while a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Nicu Porojan, 35, of Heygate Avenue, Southend was charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause that person to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against him by any person, or to provoke the immediate use of unlawful violence by him whereby that person was likely to believe that such violence would be used, or it was likely that such violence would be provoked. He was fined £310, £34 and £105.