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ROUND-UP: Who's appeared in court lately?

Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton.

An Ashton woman who racially abused a police officer and a Droylsden driver given a three-year ban from the road are just two of the cases in our latest round-up from Tameside Magistrates' Court.

Threat of prison for assaults and attack on pet dog

Tameside magistrates have handed a Stalybridge man a suspended prison sentence for assault and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.

Brandon Stevens, 21, of Booth Close, had denied two charges of assaulting individuals in Whitefield on January 29 this year and kicking the dog in the head. 

However, he was found guilty of all three charges by the court.

He did plead guilty to a separate charge of assaulting a police constable on June 21 this year in Stalybridge.

Magistrates gave him a 26 weeks jail sentence in total, suspended for 12 months. 

They also banned him from keeping animals for two years.

He was ordered to carry out 180 hours unpaid work and must pay £620 court costs and a £154 victim surcharge.

He was given a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning he must comply with the instructions of an officer to attend appointments for a maximum of 30 days.

Suspended jail term for motoring offence

Tameside magistrates have given Anthony Donald a suspended jail sentence for refusing to provide a breath specimen when suspected of having committed a driving offence.

The 63-year-old, of Fountain Street, Hyde, pleaded guilty to the offence relating to an incident on May 22 this year.

Magistrates gave him an eight weeks jail sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He was ordered to carry out 180 hours unpaid work.

He was issued with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning that he must comply with the instructions of an officer to attend appointments for a maximum number of 12 days.

Magistrates banned him from the road for a total of three years, although the driving disqualification can be reduced by 36 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

He must pay £85 court costs and a £154 victim surcharge.

Racially abusive to police officer

An Ashton woman who was abusive to a police constable has been hit with a court bill of more than £450 by Tameside magistrates.

Kelly Pogson, 34, of Waddicor Avenue, pleaded guilty to a charge of being threatening and abusive towards a PC in the town on September 19 last year.

Magistrates found the offence to be racially aggravated.

They fined her £180 plus ordered her to pay compensation of £100, court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £95 - a total of £460.

She was given a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning she must comply with the instructions of an officer to attend appointments for a maximum of 25 days.

Man found with knife in public

A Droylsden man found armed with a knife in Ashton on March 29 this year has been fined £120 by Tameside magistrates.

Kevin McNicholls, 39, of Moorside, pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon in a public place - namely Tramway Street, Ashton.

The court issued him with a community order plus instructed the knife be forfeited and destroyed.

A victim surcharge of £95 must be paid.

He was given a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning he must comply with the instructions of an officer to attend appointments for a maximum of 30 days.

Jail sentence for man, 27

Tameside magistrates have jailed a man for a charge of assault committed while he was the subject of a suspended prison sentence.

Macauley Orme, 27, of Pudding Lane, Hattersley, appeared before the court charged with assaulting a woman in Mossley on June 11 this year.

He pleaded guilty and was committed to prison for 12 months - due to having committed the offence while subject to a suspended prison term.

He admitted being in breach of the order.

80 hours of unpaid work

Tameside magistrates have ordered Christian Kennedy to carry out 80 hours unpaid work after he was found in Ashton with a knife.

The 31-year-old admitted a charge of having an offensive weapon - namely a combat lock knife in his possession on Park Parade, Ashton, on March 20 this year.

Magistrates ordered the knife should be confiscated and destroyed, plus ordered the defendant to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £95.

His address was given as Constable Drive, Rochdale.

Driver disqualified for being three times over the limit

Motorist Paul Davies was three times over the drink drive limit, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 57-year-old, of Downshaw Road, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the offence having been found to have 118 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. The offence happened on Oldham Road, Oldham, on May 23 this year.

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for 28 months, fined him £120 and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

He was issued with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning he must comply with the instructions of an officer to attend appointments for a maximum of six days.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 28 weeks if a driving course is successfully undertaken. 

Fine and ban in motoring case

Being in charge of a vehicle while over the drink drive limit has cost Steven Aldgate his driving licence for six months.

Tameside magistrates heard the 31-year-old, of Andrew Street, Mossley,  was in charge of a car on May 15 this year at Uppermill Bus Depot.

He was found to have 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit being 35 - although he was not driving the car at the time.

Magistrates fined him £314, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.

Motorist loses his licence for being over drink drive limit

Mossley motorist Conor Fletcher has been banned from the road for 20 months for being more than twice over the drink drive limit.

Tameside magistrates heard he was found to have 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on Staley Road, Mossley, on May 28 this year. The legal limit is 35.

The 24-year-old, of Lorne Street, Mossley, pleaded guilty to the offence and was ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work.

He was disqualified from driving for 20 months, although the disqualification can be reduced by 20 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

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

12-month ban

Driving through Denton when over the drug drive limit has cost a motorist his licence at Tameside magistrates.

Khadim Hussain pleaded guilty to driving along Manchester Road when over the legal drug drive limit.

Magistrates banned the 24-year-old from the road for a year plus fined him £120 and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

His address was given as Ward Street, Oldham.

Three-year ban for drink driving

Tameside magistrates have banned Jordan Welsh from the road for more than three years for drink driving.

The 39-year-old, of Parkfield, Droylsden, was found to have 55 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on Marple Road, Stockport, when behind the wheel of a car on May 8 this year. The legal limit is 35.

 He pleaded guilty and was fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

He was banned from the road for a total of 40 months.

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