IN THE DOCK: The biggest court stories this week

Here are the biggest court stories that have featured in the SNJ, Gazette Series or Wilts Glos Standard over the past few days.

A Bristol man involved in conspiring to bring £300,000 worth of heroin and cocaine to the streets of the South West has been jailed for nine and a half years.

Assane Simpson, 26, and who had been living in the Knowle area of Bristol, was caught after information from a phone linked him to Gloucester drug dealer Aaron James, who was convicted earlier this month.

FULL STORY: Bristol man conspired to bring £300,000 of heroin and cocaine into South West

A man has appeared in court after be was allegedly caught driving the wrong-way down the M4 in the middle of the night.

Robin Kibble, 73, of Lady Mead, Cricklade, is accused of dangerous driving and driving while over the drink drive limit.

FULL STORY: Cricklade man, 73, accused of going wrong-way down M4

A court has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man accused of stealing mobile phones worth more than £4,800.

Kyle Brace, 26, of Athelstan Road, Malmesbury, had been due before Swindon Magistrates’ Court to answer charges of theft by an employee and shoplifting.

When he did not show up, District Judge Joanna Dickens issued a warrant for his arrest.

FULL STORY: Warrant out for alleged phone thief from Malmesbury

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