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Round-up: People who have appeared before court in Tameside

Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton.

A woman who assaulted three people, a man who stole £30,000 of lead from a school and a driver given a three-year ban from the road - here's our latest round-up from Tameside Magistrates' Court.

Curfew order for threats and assault 

Lee Watson was given a four weeks curfew by Tameside magistrates for a charge of assault and threatening to cause damage to an individual’s property.

The 48-year-old initially denied both charges, but later changed his plea to guilty.

He was ordered to stay at his Kings Walk home in Droylsden between the hours of 7am and 7pm for the duration of the curfew.

He must also pay £225 court costs and a victim surcharge of £95.

A lengthy ban 

Van driver Sam Daley was over the legal drink drive limit when stopped on Rassbottom Street, Stalybridge, on November 20 last year, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 27-year-old admitted the offence after being found to have 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was banned from the road for 40 months and fined £276.

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

His address was given as Grove Street, Ashton.

Jail threat for double assault 

Tameside magistrates handed Ryan Schofield a suspended jail sentence for assaulting two individuals and damaging a property in Mottram.

The court heard the charges related to an incident on November 22 last year.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and one of causing an estimated £500 damage to a property.

Magistrates jailed him for 12 weeks, the sentence suspended for 12 months.

He was issued with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning he must attend appointments when instructed to do so by an officer and was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £128.

His address was given as Triscoe Way, Moss Side.

Charged with theft of lead 

A 29-year-old man from Dukinfield has been charged with stealing thousands of pounds worth of lead from a school in Stalybridge.

Charlie Brown Kiop Williams, of Brunswick Street, has also been charged with two assaults in Dukinfield which both took place September 3 last year.

The theft of lead, worth approximately £30,000, happened at West Hill School on Stamford Street in June last year.

Not enough care 

Driving without due care and attention has cost Mossley teenager Joshua Monaghan more than £400 at Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of driving without due care and attention on Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, on June 29 last year.

The 19-year-old, of Princess Close, Mossley, was fined £297 plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

He was also disqualified from driving for three months.

Triple assault 

A woman who assaulted three people has been hit with a court bill of more than £500 at Tameside magistrates.

Jane Wright, of Lydgate Close, Stalybridge, pleaded guilty to three separate charges of assault at the court relating to an incident on August 18 last year.

The 48-year-old was fined £120 by magistrates, plus ordered to pay a total of £300 compensation and £85 court costs.

She was issued with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning she must comply with the instructions of an officer.

£120 fine 

Tameside magistrates fined Richard Hudson £120 for driving without due care and attention.

The 33-year-old, of West Street, Stalybridge, admitted the offence, which had happened on July 3 last year on Stamford Street East, Ashton.

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for six months and also ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Driving ban to last three years 

Tameside magistrates gave John Kirkwood a suspended jail sentence and banned him from the road for three years for failing to provide a specimen of breath when required to do so.

The 48-year-old, of Taunton Road, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the charge relating to the incident on October 23 last year in Ashton.

Magistrates heard he had deliberately failed to provide a sample of breath, aggravated by a potentially dangerous standard of driving.

They jailed him for eight weeks, suspended for 12 months and issued him with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning he must attend appointments when instructed to do so by an officer.

He must also pay £85 court costs and a £128 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 36 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

High cost of not buying a ticket 

Tameside magistrates have fined dozens more ticketless Metrolink passengers.

None appeared before the court but were found guilty of having used the service without buying tickets.

Fines of £220 were subsequently issued with additional associated court costs of more than £150 also having to be paid.

Threat of jail 

A woman who assaulted two paramedics has been handed a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates. 

Caitlen Field, 23, of Shepley Road in Audenshaw, pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and to causing £25 damage to equipment belonging to North West Ambulance Service. 

She had initially denied the charges relating to an incident back in May 2020. 

Magistrates jailed her for 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and she was issued with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement meaning she must attend appointments as required by an officer. 

She was ordered to pay a total of £100 compensation, £85 court costs and a £128 victim surcharge. 

Driver disqualified 

Motoring along Groby Road North in Audenshaw has cost Nathan Purcell his driving licence for 12 months. 

The 34-year-old, of Cornbrook Park Road, Old Trafford, was stopped and found to be over the legal drug drive limit on 16 July 2020. 

Appearing before Tameside magistrates, he had previously denied the charge but changed his plea to guilty. 

He was fined £438, ordered to pay court costs of £620 and must pay a victim surcharge of £43. 

100 hours of unpaid work 

Twenty-year-old Cameron McGhee has been ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work by Tameside magistrates.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting an individual in Ashton on November 23 last year.

He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

His address was given as Leech Avenue, Manchester.

Found guilty of harassment and damages 

Samuel Thornton must carry out 100 hours unpaid work for charges of harassment and causing damage to a vehicle.

The 23-year-old, of Garden Street, Hyde, had denied the offences relating to an incident in February last year.

However, he was found guilty by Tameside Magistrates’ Court and handed the community order plus instructed to pay £721 compensation.

Driving ban 

Tameside magistrates have banned William Garcia from the road for 12 months.

The 43-year-old, of Victoria Street, Ashton, was stopped on Oldham Road in the town on May 31 last year and found to be over the legal drug drive limit.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

Magistrates fined him £500 plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

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