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

A Stow-on-the-Wold businessman who asked a judge to 'throw the book' at him for his sexual abuse and attempted rape of a young girl has been jailed for ten years.

The 36-year-old man cannot be named by court order.

FULL STORY: JAILED: Cotswold businessman filmed himself sexually assaulting girl

Darren Reed, 44, of Cranhams Lane, Cirencester, has pleaded guilty to three charges of a common assault on a woman and two children.

He will be sentenced on August 21.

FULL STORY: Cirencester man admits assaulting woman and two children

Jake Kirton, of Bath Road, Rodborough, has admitted driving while unfit through drink and drugs.

The 38-year old was over the drink-drive limit and had cannabis derivative and ketamine in his system when he crashed his car into a lamppost last year.

FULL STORY: Stroud pub worker who crashed into lamppost had ketamine and alcohol in system

Ricky Martin Evans, 39, of Target Close, Slad has been given a community order.

He assaulted another man on October 13, 2019, causing him actual bodily harm.

FULL STORY: Community order for Stroud man who assaulted another person