Court round-up: The latest cases

Here are some recent cases heard by Tameside Magistrates' Court...

 

A motorist banned from the road got back behind the wheel again within weeks, Tameside magistrates heard.

Urszula Polonis was also over the drink drive limit when stopped in Oldham.

The 29-year-old, of Margaret Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to charges of driving when disqualified and without insurance, plus being over the limit.

Magistrates heard she had been stopped on Pelham Street, Oldham, on March 17, and  found to have 68 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35.

Magistrates gave her a six weeks jail term, suspended for 12 months for driving again within such a short period of the original disqualification.

She was banned from the road for a total of three years, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £122.

The disqualification can be reduced by nine months if a drink driving course is undertaken.

 

Tameside magistrates have given Daniel Owen a curfew order for a charge of stalking.

The 24-year-old, of Pleasant View, Shaw, pleaded guilty to the charge relating to incidents between April and August last year.

The court heard he had loitered near the victim’s address, threw items into her garden, posted other items through her letterbox and tried to contact her on social media, all after being served with an harassment warning.

Magistrates gave him a six weeks curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 9pm and 7am each day. He was also issued with a restraining order and must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

 

Callum Nield must carry out 180 hours unpaid work, Tameside magistrates have instructed.

The 30-year-old, of Honeywell Lane, Oldham, initially denied charges of assault, being threatening and abusive and damaging a window at a takeaway. However, he later changed his plea to guilty.

All of the offences had happened in Oldham in May last year.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a total of £475 compensation, £400 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

 

Stefan Wylie, 45, of Portland Street, Ashton, has been given a curfew order by Tameside magistrates for six weeks.

He pleaded guilty to stealing clothing from JD Sports stores in Ashton of an unknown value on February 20.

The curfew means he must remain at his address between the hours of 9pm and 7am each night.

He was ordered to pay £182 compensation by the court plus he must pay a victim surcharge of £90.

 

Tameside magistrates have jailed Christopher Fox for ten weeks for breaking a restraining order.

The 31-year-old, whose address was given as Mossfield Road, Timperley, had denied the offence relating to an incident in Tameside back in January last year. 

However, he later changed his plea to guilty.

He was jailed for similar previous convictions and breaching court orders.

Magistrates also issued him with a restraining order meaning he must have no contact with the complainant.

He must also pay a victim surcharge of £115.

 

• Breaking court orders has cost Colin Croke more than £550 plus an unpaid work order of 150 hours.

The 39-year-old admitted going near or attending an address in Denton he was forbidden from visiting last December, although initially he had denied the charges before changing his plea.

At Tameside magistrates he was ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work for the offences plus pay court costs of £440 and a victim surcharge of £85. 

His address was given as Findon Road, Baguley.

 

• David Forshaw has been jailed for four weeks for failing to comply with court orders. 

The 50-year-old, of no fixed abode, admitted being in breach of the orders.

Magistrates said a custodial sentence was unavoidable as the defendant was unwilling to engage with court instructions.

 

• A teenager who failed to comply with the requirements of a court order has been fined £100 by Tameside magistrates. Jordan Bailey, 19, of Park Lane, Greenfield, admitted being in breach of the orders. He must pay £60 court costs.

• Tameside magistrates have fined Jake Burt £100 for breaching court orders. The 28-year-old, of Crown Street, Denton, admitted being in breach of the orders.

• Tobias Brogan, 28, of Salisbury Street, Shaw, has been ordered to pay £60 court costs by Tameisde magistrates for breaching court orders. He admitted the offence.

• Tameside magistrates have told Liam Matthews to pay £60 court costs for breaching court orders. The 28-year-old, of Pendle Road, Denton, admitted being in breach of the orders.

• Arthur Ward, 29, of The Quadrant, Droylsden, must pay £60 court costs for being in breach of court orders. He admitted being in breach of the orders at Tameside magistrates.

• Moin Uddin, 22, of Foxglove Avenue, Oldham, has been fined £25 for breaching court orders. He admitted the offence.

 

Having a knife in public at a Texaco garage landed Simon Hawe before Tameside magistrates.

The court was told the 37-year-old, of Stamford Street, Stalybridge, had been in possession of the knife at the garage on Stamford Street, Ashton, on February 12.

He had denied the offence but was found guilty by the court.

Magistrates heard the offence had happened while he was subject to a suspended sentence.

Magistrates gave him a 24 weeks jail term, suspended for two years.

He must pay a £122 victim surcharge. 

 

A woman in charge of a vehicle was over the drink drive limit, Tameside magistrates heard.

Natalie Jones, 23, of George Lane, Bredbury, was stopped in September last year on Stockport Road and found to have 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

She had denied the offence but was found guilty by the court and fined £120 plus ordered to pay £150 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Her driving licence was endorsed with ten penalty points.

 

A number of Oldham residents have been taken to court by Oldham Council for failing to ensure domestic waste removed from their properties was done so by an authorised person.

Not all appeared before Tameside magistrates but those found guilty of the offence were fined up to £440 in some instances, plus must pay court costs - which in one instance topped £1,100.

 

Steven Heaton has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates for assaulting a PCSO.

The 33-year-old, of Oak Tree Drive, Dukinfield, pleaded guilty to the offence, plus stealing coffee from Bargain Buys in Ashton worth £15.

The offences happened on March 16.

Magistrates jailed him for 14 days, suspended for six months.

He must pay £25 compensation.

 

Tameside magistrates have ordered a Denton woman to carry out 120 hours unpaid work for a charge of assault.

Thirty-two-year-old Charlene Bentley-Gray, of Mead Way, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened in Denton last June. The court heard the incident was racially aggravated.

She was ordered to pay £250 compensation. 

 

Tameside magistrates have fined Anthony Goodrum £400 for being over the drink drive limit.

The 25-year-old, of Bradley Green Road, Hyde, admitted the offence after being stopped on September 6 last year and found to have 123 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, exceeding the legal limit of 80.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and must also pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £32. 

The driving ban can be reduced by nine months if a driving course is successfully completed.

 

Jordan Smith, 34, of Milnrow Road, Shaw, must carry out 180 hours unpaid work for charges of assault and causing damage at a property in Oldham.

He pleaded guilty to the charge, which had happened in May last year, when he appeared at Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

He was ordered to pay £200 compensation and was issued with a restraining order, meaning he must have no contact with the complainant.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a total of £300 compensation, plus £700 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85. 

 

Failing to provide a specimen of blood when required to do so has cost Craig Jordan his driving licence for 28 months.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge, plus driving a motorcycle without due care and attention and without insurance on Delph New Road, Oldham, on August 25 last year.

He must pay £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge. His address was given as c/o Saxon Street, Oldham.

 

A woman must carry out 80 hours unpaid work for being threatening and abusive.

Nicola Skidmore was also given a restraining order for the offence last June.

The 33-year-old, of Elizabeth Street, Denton, initially denied the charge but later changed her plea to guilty. 

She must pay £300 compensation, pay £100 court costs and £85 victim surcharge.

 

Aaron Bishop has been banned from the road for 12 months for drug driving.

The 22-year-old, of Rochdale Road, Royton, pleaded guilty after being stopped on Grains Road in Oldham last September.

Tameside magistrates fined him £300 plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

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