A SEX offender was fined after going abroad and not notifying the police, a court heard.

A Barry man was also fined for sending a malicious message with racial undertones. See who’s been in court from the Vale recently.

Jacob Phillips, of Arno Road, Barry, was fined after failing to notify police about travelling abroad being on the sex offenders register.

Phillips, 32, committed the crime on June 10.

He pleaded guilty to the offence at Cardiff Magistrates Court on June 27, where he was fined £80.

He was also made to pay a surcharge of £85 and costs of £32.

Thomas Underdown, of Gradon Close, Barry, was fined for sending an offensive message with racial undertones.

In September 2022 at Cardiff, Underdown, 19, sent a grossly offensive message that was racially aggravated on platform Instagram.

On June 27, at Cardiff Magistrates, Underdown pleaded guilty to the offence.

Underdown would have been fined £166 but had the fine raised to £250 due to the racial element of the offence.

He’ll also pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £100.

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Jake Royle, of Powis View, Barry, was made to pay compensation of nearly £400 for criminal damage caused in August last year.

Royle, 30, committed the offence at the town’s Wolfe Close.

He pleaded guilty in May this year.

At Cardiff Magistrates Court on June 28, Royle was made to pay compensation of £375 and placed under a criminal discharge order for 12 months.

He’ll also pay a surcharge of £26.