Court round-up: The latest cases

The latest cases heard by Stockport and Tameside magistrates include a man who sent threatening messages via Facebook, a burglar who broke into a Tesco store and motorists more than twice over the drink drive limit.

Here's our round-up...

Damage caused after being over the limit 

Tameside magistrates have banned a 21-year-old motorist from the road for being over the drink drive limit.

Adam Cooper, of Meadowbank, Hollingworth, was stopped on July 17 last year on Old Road in Tintwistle and found to have 247 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine, exceeding the legal limit of 107. He pleaded guilty to the offence.

He also admitted charges of causing damage to another vehicle on the same date and failing to report an accident, plus wasting police time.

Magistrates ordered him to carry out 60 hours unpaid work plus pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £90.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 22 weeks if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

22-month ban for Hyde driver 

A motorist who was more than two times over the drink drive limit has been banned from the road for 22 months.

Helai Hussain, 24, of Croft Street, Hyde, was stopped on Yew Tree Lane in Dukinfield on October 17 last year and found to have 82 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He admitted the charge and was fined £120, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34. For a separate charge of not having any insurance cover he was fined £60.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 22 weeks if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

Over the drink limit when driving through Glossop 

A woman from Barnsley who drove through Glossop while over the drink drive limit has been banned from the road for a year.

Tracey Connell, 54, of Worsborough, was found to have 41 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when stopped on November 23 on Shepley Street in Glossop. The legal limit is 35.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates she was fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

Found with drugs

A motorist found to be over the legal drug drive limit and in possession of drugs has been fined £120 by Tameside magistrates.

Bradley Camps, 27, of Portland Basin, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the offences after being stopped on Stansfield Road, Hyde, on May 30 last year.

He was banned from the road for 15 months plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Magistrates ordered the cannabis be forfeited and destroyed.

100 hours of unpaid work for Tesco store break-in

A man who broke into Tesco in Ashton and stole cash to the tune of £744 has been ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work.

Thomas Done pleaded guilty to the theft which had happened on October 6 in 2019.

He also admitted a further charge of being in possession of a quantity of cocaine in April last year in Manchester.

Magistrates at Tameside ordered him to pay £500 compensation. They also ordered the cocaine be forfeited and destroyed.

The 24-year-old’s address was given as West Hill, Castle Avenue, Rochdale.

Motorist failed to report accident 

A 25-year-old Glossop motorist has been hit with a court bill of almost £300.

Luke Turner, of Queens Drive, admitted charges of driving without insurance and failing to report an accident when damage was caused to another vehicle.

At Stockport magistrates he was fined a total of £180 plus must pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

His licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

The offences all related to an incident that happened on Ebenezer Street in Glossop on January 14 this year.

12-month disqualification for drink driving

Kadie Henshell has been banned from the road for 12 months for being over the drink drive limit.

The 28-year-old admitted the offence after being stopped on Werneth Low Road and found to have 111 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, exceeding the legal limit.

She was fined £120 and ordered to pay court costs of £48 and a victim surcharge of £32.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by three months if a course is successfully completed.

Her address was given as Station Close, Woodley.

Damaging threats

Tameside magistrates have given Gary Galvin a three year conditional discharge for threatening to damage a vehicle.

The 35-year-old, of Ryecroft Close, Ashton, admitted the offence which had happened last New Year’s Eve.

He was handed a restraining order plus must pay £85 court costs and a £22 victim surcharge.

Insurance bill 

Tameside magistrates have fined Danylo Tkachuk £480 for not having any insurance cover. The 43-year-old, of Lansdowne Avenue, Audenshaw, admitted the offence after being stopped in June last year on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw.

He must also pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £48. His driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

Teenager assault 

A High Peak teenager has been referred to Derbyshire Youth Offenders’ Panel for nine months for a charge of assault.

Stockport magistrates heard the 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, assaulted an individual last August.

He admitted the offence. Magistrates ordered that £50 compensation be paid. The teenager’s parent / guardian must pay the sum.

Harassment case

Glossop man Dean Bowes appeared before Tameside magistrates to face a charge of harassment.

The court heard the offence had happened between December 20 and December 26 last year when he had sent threatening messages via Facebook.

Admitting the offence, magistrates issued a community order and fined the 30-year-old £50 plus ordered him to pay £50 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

His address was given as Talbot Street.

Speeding driver keeps licence

A motorist with caring responsibilities has kept her driving licence after admitting two speeding offences.

Tameside magistrates heard Michelle Oliver, of Oaklands Road, Grasscroft, hit speeds of 97 and 98mph on the M62 when behind the wheel of a Porsche on two separate dates in October 2019.

The 41-year-old pleaded guilty to both offences and was fined £206 for each, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge for both offences.

Her licence was endorsed with a total of 11 penalty points but magistrates stopped short of banning her, hearing she had carer and volunteering responsibilities.

Stole stone worth £100 from business

Kieran Ogden stole stone worth £100 from a firm in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Stockport magistrates heard.

The 35-year-old, of Stanhope Street, North Reddish, pleaded guilty to taking the material from Federal Mogul Friction Products Ltd on September 5 last year.

Magistrates handed him a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £100 compensation, and associated court costs of £107. 

Threat of prison 

Tameside magistrates have given a driver a suspended jail sentence for a catalogue of driving offences.

William Cottle, 48, of Waterfront, Openshaw, pleaded guilty to separate charges of drug driving along the M62 and also in Failsworth on separate dates, refusing to stop, plus a charge of drink driving.

All of the offences had happened last year.

Magistrates gave him a jail sentence of 21 weeks, suspended for 18 months, for persistently drink and drug driving.

He was banned from the road for a total of 34 months and must also pay court costs of £85.

£500 payback

Paul Halliwell caused approximately £1,000 damage after smashing a window and protective screen at the Co-op store in Audenshaw.

The 47-year-old, of Kinder Avenue, Ashton, admitted the offence, which had happened on January 9 this year when he appeared before Tameside magistrates. The court gave him a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered him to pay £500 compensation.

Twice over the limit 

Paul Hadfield was more than twice over the legal drink drive limit when stopped in Droylsden, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 60-year-old, of Peregrine Crescent, Droylsden, was stopped on December 18 last year and found to have 83 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 17 months and fined him £1,120, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by four months if a driving course is successfully completed.

Motoring offence

Droylsden driver James Connolly admitted to being in charge of a motor vehicle while being over the drug drive limit when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

The 27-year-old, of Annable Road, was with the vehicle on Yew Tree Lane in Dukinfield, on July 7 last year, although he was not actually driving.

He was fined £256, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge. His licence was endorsed with ten penalty points.

Drugs discovery 

Dukinfield resident Louise Donoghue was found in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 40-year-old, of Crescent Road, admitted the offence, discovered in Ashton on January 2 this year. She also admitted a further charge of not having any insurance cover on the same date.

Magistrates handed her a 12 month conditional discharge, plus ordered her to pay a victim surcharge of £22. Her driving licence was endorsed with eight penalty points. Magistrates ordered the crack cocaine be forfeited and destroyed.

Driver disqualified 

Joaquim Duarte, of Kings Road, Ashton, has been banned from the road for 12 months for drug driving.

The 37-year-old admitted the charge after being stopped on Park Road in Oldham on July 24 last year.

Tameside magistrates fined him £120, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and victim surcharge of £34.

Double trouble

Lynne Radcliffe stole bottles of spirits from the Tesco store in Glossop, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 48-year-old, of Crown Street, Denton, pleaded guilty to taking spirits worth £117.50 on January 8 this year and bottles of booze worth exactly the same amount on January 13.

Magistrates fined her £120, plus ordered her to pay £117.50 compensation.

She was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.

£120 fine 

Driving without insurance has cost Kenneth Harrop a fine of £120 at Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

The 50-year-old, of Cambridge Street, Stalybridge, admitted the offence which had happened on Church Street in the town on December 29 last year.

He must also pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34. 

His driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

£50 fine for order breach

James Whitehead has been fined £50 for breaching court orders.

The 27-year-old, of Broadoak Road, Ashton, admitted the offence.

 

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Stockport Magistrates Court. 

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