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

A 37-year-old Stroud man repeatedly punched his ex-girlfriend in the face after breaking into her flat while subject to a suspended prison sentence, Gloucester Crown Court heard on Tuesday.

Hohn Munson, 37, of Gloucester Road, Stroud, pleaded guilty to common assault on his former partner and to another “brutal attack” on a man who hit him with a gym weight.

Munson received a nine month jail term but was released from the dock because he had already spent longer than that in custody awaiting sentence.

FULL STORY: Jail for Stroud man who 'choked and punched' ex-girlfriend and 'brutally' attacked man

A Stroud woman is to stand trial on two charges of contravening pandemic laws.

Debbie Hicks, 46, of Stratford Road, Stroud, pleaded not guilty at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Monday to failing to comply with the Secretary of State’s directions by holding a 'freedom' event during lockdown.

It is alleged that she breached the Coronavirus Act by failing to leave the Stratford Park area of Stroud when requested, following 'Stroud Freedom Rally' on November 7 last year.

She is also to stand trial in a separate hearing for allegedly live streaming a video from her phone inside Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on December 28, 2020.

She pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing to using threatening, abusive words and behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

FULL STORY: Debbie Hicks to stand trial for alleged Covid rule breaches

An Audi driver has been cleared of causing the deaths of two OAPs – after doctors concluded it was more likely than not that he was suffering an epileptic fit at the time of the fatal crash.

Nicholas Haynes, 33, was said to have driving at more than 80mph and on the wrong-side of the road when his Audi A5 struck a Honda Jazz just outside Corston, near Malmesbury.

FULL STORY: Fatal crash driver 'more likely than not' suffering epileptic fit

An estranged couple from Cam and Quedgeley have appeared in court, charged with attempted murder.

At Gloucester Crown Court, Bernard McDonagh 28, of Draycott, Cam, and Tina McDonagh, 27, of Naas Lane, Quedgeley were accused of the attempted murder of James Quilligan on June 23, 2020.

The court was told that Mr Quilligan had suffered ‘exceptionally serious injuries’.

FULL STORY: Couple from Cam and Quedgeley charged with attempted murder