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Reading Magistrates' Court: Hungerford man drug-driving and fraud charges



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A HUNGERFORD man has been charged with a catalogue of offences including drug-driving, fraud and taking a car without consent.

On Friday, April 29, Reading magistrates held a preliminary hearing into the case against Mark Neville Quigley.

The 56-year-old, of Lancaster Square, is accused of committing nine offences in a case brought by Devon and Cornwall Police.

Reading Magistrates Courts. (56068627)
Reading Magistrates Courts. (56068627)

Specifically, Mr Quigley, who was not present, is charged taking a black Volkswagen Golf without the consent of the owner.

He is further charged with driving that vehicle when the amount of the Class B-controlled drug cannabis in his system, exceeded the specified limit.

In addition, he faces multiple charges of speeding and of failing to notify police of the identity of a driver suspected of committing offences,

Finally, Mr Quigley is accused of fraud by dishonestly buying petrol and other goods using a debit card which did not belong to him and without the consent of the rightful owner.

All the above offences – 11 in total – were said to have been committed in the West Country in Newquay, Saltash, Plymouth, St Columb, St Magwan, Cheriton Bishop, Stowford Lewdown and Crownhill on dates between August 21 last year and Wednesday, January 5.

Magistrates adjourned the case, and granted Mr Quigley unconditional bail, until the next hearing can be arranged.

Mr Quigley will be required to attend that nearing and to enter pleas to all the charges.



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