The following cases were heard at Bromley and Bexley Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday, June 12, 2024:  

JEFFREY FORCE, 66, of Parkway in Erith, admitted possession of cocaine and failing to provide a blood specimen for analysis under suspicion of having driven a vehicle in March 2024. Force was given a one year community order including 60 hours of unpaid work. He was also disqualified from driving for two years. 

JOSHUA CHAMBERS, 40, of Lamport Close in Woolwich, admitted stealing from the Co-op and Asda in Bexleyheath in February and March. Chambers was jailed for three months. 

A 16-YEAR-OLD, from Charlton, admitted possessing a katana in public last week. A youth offender panel referral order was made. 

JOE PARASCANDOLO, 38, of Playgreen Way in Bellingham, admitted stealing chocholates from Co-op in Bromley on March 25. Parascandolo was given a one-year community order and was banned from the Co-op on Farwig Lane. 

GAVIN BLACK, 45, of Trafalgar Road in Greenwich, admitted assaulting a police officer on March 18. Black was given a one-year community order and was ordered to pay £200 compensation.