Here is a round-up of cases heard at both Colchester and Chelmsford Magistrates' Courts.

  • A woman has been sent to a Young Offenders’ Institution for 14 weeks after admitting two assaults.

Katie Gall, 20, of Ilex Close, Colchester, admitted the charges at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.

She was already serving a suspended sentence for possession of a knife and making threats to kill.

Magistrates decided to sentence her to 12 weeks in custody for the assaults and two weeks for breaching her suspended sentence.

  • A man caught with six wraps of cocaine has been fined.

Matthew Brown had the Class A drugs in April.

The 46-year-old admitted possession at Colchester Magistrates’ Court, as well as failing to surrender to court.

He was fined £120 for the drugs and £50 for the no show.

Brown, of Prospero Close, Colchester, must also pay £175 in court charges.

  • A man was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in Colchester Library.

Aro Draven, 44, admitted the charge at Colchester Magistrates’ Court as well as failing to surrender to custody.

Draven, of no fixed address, was intoxicated.

He was fined a total of £80 and must pay another £135 in court charges.

  • A woman has been fined for peeing near ruins of an historic monument.

Tracey Mallet urinated in St Botolph’s Priory, Colchester, which is illegal because of a public space protection order in the town centre.

She failed to attend a hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court but the allegation of breaching the order was proved in her absence.

Mallet, of Holt Drive, Colchester, was fined £120 and must pay £180 in other court charges.