Woman admits racially- and religiously-aggravated assault

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The cases were dealt with at Exeter - Credit: PA

Below are some of the recent cases dealt with by North and East Devon Magistrates sitting in Exeter. 

* Speeding on the M5 landed a man from Beer with a £66 fine.

Peter Black, of Park Road, Beer, admitted driving above a 50mph limit between junctions 25 and 24 of the motorway on March 8 last year when he appeared before North and East Devon Magistrates sitting in Exeter on Monday (February 14).

Black, 60, was handed three points on his driving licence and fined £66. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34.


* A 30-year-old woman has been handed a suspended sentence after she admitted a racially- and religiously-aggravated assault in Axminster.

Michaela Kathlynn Winn, of Everest Drive, Seaton, was given a nine-week sentence, suspended for 12 months, over an assault in Axminster on May 8 last year.

Winn will also have to complete 180 hours of unpaid work and pay £250 in compensation to the victim.


* A 44-year-old man admitted drug-driving when he appeared before magistrates.

Matthew Peter Harris, of Brook Road, Budleigh Salterton, appeared before North and East Devon Magistrates on Monday (February 14).

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He pleaded guilty to drug driving in Hampshire on June 15 last year.

Harris, 44, was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £200. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £85.