ROUND-UP: Who has appeared in court lately?

The most recent cases heard by Tameside and Stockport magistrates include a motorist banned from the road for three years, a woman who assaulted a paramedic and a taxi driver found with cannabis.

Here's the latest round-up...

Three-year ban for motorist 

Tameside magistrates have banned an Audenshaw motorist from the road for three years for being over the drink drive limit.

The court heard Conor Yates, 26, of The Hawthorns, was stopped on Stockport Road in Ashton on July 18 this year and found to be more than twice over the drink drive limit.

He pleaded guilty to the offence after being found to have 93 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and pay £85 court costs plus a £95 victim surcharge.

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

Drug discovery 

A woman found in possession of class B drugs in Stalybridge has been fined £80.

Patricia McGrath, 42, of Gwladys Street, Carrbrook, pleaded guilty to the offence after being discovered with a quantity of amphetamine on December 16. 

Stockport magistrates ordered her to pay a further £119 associated court costs and instructed the amphetamines be forfeited  and destroyed.

Medic assaulted 

A woman who assaulted a paramedic has been ordered to pay £100 compensation by Tameside magistrates.

Wendy Reeves, 50, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on March 26 in the borough.

She was fined £50 for the offence and ordered to pay a £90 victim surcharge. Her address was given as Central Drive in Blackpool.

Broken orders

Shah Ahmed admitted being in breach of court orders by failing to attend unpaid work appointments. 

The 20-year-old, of Barley Croft Road, Newton, Hyde, was ordered to pay court costs of £60 by Tameside magistrates for breaching the orders.

Pub has licensed revoked for breaching Covid regulations 

The Billy Goat pub in Mossley has had its licence revoked for breaching Covid regulations.

Tameside Council moved against the Stamford Street premises for an incident at the very start of the first lockdown. 

The licence was withdrawn at a Speakers Panel (Liquor Licensing) in July, but action was delayed as the licensee, Victor Bowers, said he would appeal - a course of action he has now decided against.

On Saturday, March 21, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all pubs, bars, restaurants and other non-essential business had to close immediately to contain the spread of Covid-19, police found drinks were being served at the Billy Goat with customers gaining access through the back door. Staff failed to heed two police warnings.

In July, the panel decided the licensee was unable to provide the necessary assurances that he could operate the pub in a way that complied with licensing legislation and objectives and resolved that the only appropriate step was to withdraw the licence.

Taxi driver loses appeal after cannabis discovery

A Tameside taxi driver’s appeal against the council’s revocation of his private hire licence has been rejected.

At Tameside Magistrates’ Court on December 14, the Bench found against Ali Parveen Raja Owais and awarded the council £695 costs.

Owais had been stopped by police in December 2019, as part of a joint operation with Tameside Licensing. Some cannabis was found in his vehicle and he failed a roadside drugs test.

Cllr Allison Gwynne, Tameside Council’s executive member for neighbourhood services, said: “Tameside Council has a very close and productive relationship with Greater Manchester Police to ensure the safety of our residents. These routine operations are carried out several times a year to make sure drivers who are licensed with the authority are complying with our conditions and policy.

“Vehicles undergo a roadside check and if there are any faults they are sent to the council garage for a thorough examination.

“I’m glad to say the vast majority are found to be fully compliant, but on the rare occasions they are not we won’t hesitate to take the necessary action.”

Two weeks in jail 

Tameside magistrates have jailed Aaron McGinn for 14 days. The court heard he had failed to comply with post custodial sentence supervision. The 36-year-old, of Diamond Close, Ashton, admitted being in breach of the order.

Too threatening 

Being threatening and abusive has cost Andrew Chalmers Evans a fine of £120 at Stockport magistrates.

The 51-year-old, of Taunton Place, Ashton, admitted the offence which had happened in the town on December 15. He was also ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34.

Not enough care

Michelle Kane, 35, of Manchester Road, Audenshaw, has been fined £130 by Tameside magistrates.

She admitted a charge of driving without due care and attention in the borough on January 21 this year.

Magistrates also ordered her to pay £85 court costs and £32 victim surcharge. Her licence was endorsed with five penalty points.

Three times over the legal limit 

A driver from Hadfield was found to be more than three times over the legal drink drive limit, Stockport magistrates heard.

Jamie Cowle, 26, of Malvern Rise, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on November 1 on Dinting Vale, Glossop.

The court heard he was found to have 106 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for two years and issued him with a three month curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of midnight and 8am each night.

He must pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

The driving ban can be reduced by 24 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

Man at rail station with drugs and knife

A 23-year-old Mottram man has been ordered to carry out 70 hours unpaid work after being found with cannabis and a pocket knife.

Stockport magistrates heard the offence had happened on September 13 at Glossop train station.

Callum Seaton, of Valley Road, pleaded guilty to the offences and must also pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Magistrates ordered that the cannabis and the knife should be forfeited and destroyed.


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