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

A Stonehouse man who stabbed his girlfriend in the chest while drunk has been jailed for three years.

Intoxicated by strong lager, a verbally abusive Neil Carter, 57, of Juniper Way, turned off the lights in the lounge where his partner was sitting before attacking her with a knife on December 21.

FULL STORY: Stonehouse man, 57, stabbed girlfriend in chest while drunk

A man who supplied cocaine sold by Stroud drug dealers was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.

Eris Hoti, 33, of Carlton Drive, London, was arrested at Luton Airport on August 18 with £10,000 in cash in his suitcase while trying to catch a flight to Albania, where he is originally from.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to supply cocaine and one charge of possession of criminal property in October.

Hoti moved drugs from London through a Gloucester-based organised crime gang to five men from Stroud who were jailed in May 2019

FULL STORY: Cocaine supplier to Stroud drug dealers jailed for more than eight years

A retired seaman has been ordered to pay £500 compensation to a neighbour who he constantly harassed, threatened and 'tormented' with foul language, bonfires and loud music in Stroud.

Martin Solomon, 74, of Farmhill Lane, Paganhill was also ordered to have treatment for alcohol dependency during the next six months.

Solomon pleaded guilty to pursuing a course of harassment towards his neighbour between May 4 and July 4 last year.

FULL STORY: Ex-seaman, 74, in court for tormenting neighbour with foul language in Stroud

A Berkeley man has been banned from the roads for 16 months.

Joshua Pearce, of Forest View Road, was ordered to pay £194 in fines, costs and surcharges by Cheltenham magistrates.

He plead guilty to driving a Ford Ka in Silver Street, Dursley, on April 21 last year with no insurance and unlawful levels of cocaine and marijuana in his blood.

FULL STORY: Man, 29, drove Ford Ka in Dursley while on cocaine during April lockdown