A PROLIFIC thief’s latest raid has led to a 46 week jail term.

Adam Jones snatched two Paco Rabbane gift sets worth a combined £99 from Debenhams in Colchester.

He admitted theft at Colchester Magistrates’ Court which meant he was in breach of two suspended sentenced handed to him in October and November for 11 counts of theft and one of trespass.

The court had previously offered him the chance to battle his drug addiction but his latest crime meant he had to be sent to prison.

Jones, 39, of Ladbrook Drive, Colchester, must pay £99 compensation and a £122 victim surcharge when he is released.

A motorist has been handed a year-long driving ban after running a red light.

Christopher Davies was behind the wheel of a MG3 in Avon Way, Colchester, when he skipped the light at some roadworks.

The 33-year-old also went on the wrong side of the road.

Davies, of Bishop Road, Colchester, was convicted in his absence at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court of driving without due care and attention and failing to comply with a traffic sign.

A prolific thief has been banned from Elmstead Market for a year.

Aiden Rye stole from the Budgens store in Clacton Road three times in August, grabbing a variety of items worth a total of £110.

Rye, 34, of Arnold Drive, Colchester, admitted three counts of theft as well as assisting in the retention of stolen goods and fraud by false representation after he sold a games console and hard drive for £110.

Rye was handed a nine-month drug rehabilitation order and banned from entering the village for 12 months.

He must also pay £150 compensation.

A bike thief has been handed 100 hours of unpaid work.

Robin Bates took the bicycle in Colchester in September.

The 20-year-old, of King George’s Avenue, Dovercourt, admitted theft at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court.

He was handed a community order with the unpaid work, must attend 15 rehabilitation sessions and pay compensation of £328 - the amount the bike was worth.

A teenager who was involved in an assault which left the victim with a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain must pay him £500 in compensation.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had admitted grievous bodily harm without intent at Colchester Magistrates’ Court last year.

The assault in Colchester which happened in early 2019 had been described as premeditated and a shod foot used was classed as a weapon.

The boy, who is from the Manningtree area, was sentenced at Chelmsford Youth Court and was referred to Essex youth offender panel for a contract of behaviour to be agreed.

He must also pay a £15 victim surcharge.

His co-defendant Mark Tsvetanov, 18, has also admitted the same charge.

Tsvetanov, of East Stockwell Street, Colchester, is due to be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court in the coming days.