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The following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: * Paul John Cameron, 41, of Tewkesbury Street, Cathays, Cardiff, admitted damaging wallpaper, laminate flooring, an LCD television and speakers worth pounds 1,000. He also admitted driving a vehicle along Woodville Road, Cardiff, while disqualified from driving without any insurance. In addition to these crimes Cameron was also found guilty of stealing a copper hot water tank and fraud by trying to sell a stolen hot water tank for pounds 53.50. He was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and was ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 18 months. * Alex Lee, 24, of Cambridge Street, Grangetown, Cardiff, was found guilty of assault. He was given a 12-month supervised community order during which he must carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay pounds 75 in compensation to his victim along with pounds 85 court costs. In addition, he was also banned from the Philharmonic public house, St Mary Street, Cardiff, for 12 months.

* Keiran Tugwell, 21, of Spencer Street, Cathays, Cardiff, admitted possessing a quantity of the class B drugs MMC and cannabis. He was fined pounds 80 and was told to pay court costs of pounds 300 along with a victim surcharge of pounds 15. The drugs were ordered to be forfeited and destroyed. * Anthony Hardy, 37, of Doe Close, Penylan, Cardiff, was found guilty of stealing Famous Grouse Whisky, Laphroaig Whisky and Morgan Spiced Rum worth pounds 94.08 belonging to Co-operative Stores. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge.

* Terrell Derek James, 29, of Firs Avenue, Cardiff, was found guilty of stealing two bottles of wine worth pounds 22.86 from Tesco Express and of using threatening words or behaviour. He was given a 12-month community order during which he must participate in an alcohol counselling programme. He was also ordered to pay pounds 22.86 compensation.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 20, 2012
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