The latest court cases heard by Tameside magistrates

Among the latest cases at Tameside Magistrates' Court are a teenager sentenced for robbery, more drivers over the limit and a Denton man given a suspended jail term for a spate of offences.

Here's the latest round-up...

Suspended jail term for list of offences

Tameside magistrates have handed Arron Tuff a six months jail term suspended for 18 months.

The 32-year-old, of Whittles Avenue, Denton, pleaded guilty to a charge of being in possession of a quantity of cocaine in the town last May.

However, he denied a charge of drug driving on St Lawrence Road in Denton, but was found guilty of this offence by the court.

He did admit further charges of driving while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence last October in Ashton, plus driving without insurance.

Magistrates also ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for two years.

Motorist given three-year ban

Tameside magistrates have banned a driver from the road for three years for drug driving.

The court heard 24-year-old Takudzwanashe Chiwala, of Tintagel Walk, Hyde, had been stopped on September 10 last year at Denton Island roundabout and found to be over the drug drive limit. He was also without any insurance cover.

Magistrates fined him £384, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Man guilty of harassment

Tameside magistrates have given Billy Griffiths a two year conditional discharge for an offence of harassment.

The 21-year-old, c/o Gable Court, Denton, pleaded guilty at Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

He was issued with a restraining order, meaning he must have no contact with a named individual. He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £22 victim surcharge.

80 hours of unpaid work

A motorist who failed to provide a specimen of breath when required to do so has been ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work by Tameside magistrates.

Lee Johnstone, 34, of Slate Lane, Audenshaw, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on January 10 this year.

He was banned from the road for 17 months and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £95.

Drugs offence

Luca Greenidge, 23, of Turner Lane, Ashton, has been disqualified from driving for 12 months for being over the drug drive limit.

He admitted the offence which had happened on Brushes Road, Stalybridge, on August 11 last year.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates he was fined £80, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Speedy driver banned and fined

A Marple motorist has been banned from the road for three months for speeding.

Tameside magistrates fined Jack Needham £364 for the offence which had happened on June 7 last year.

The court heard he had driven at 77mph through a £50mph speed limit.

The 21-year-old, of Barnsfold Road, admitted the offence and was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £36 victim surcharge.

Drunk and disorderly

Tameside magistrates have given 22-year-old Connor Mangan, of Park Street, Ashton, a six months conditional discharge for drunk and disorderly behaviour.

He admitted the offence which related to an incident in Ashton on January 15 this year.

Taken off road for drug driving

Hyde man Mark Wild has been banned from the road for 12 months for a charge of drug driving.

The 30-year-old, of Bryce Street, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Tameside magistrates and was fined £80.

The court heard the incident had happened on King Street in Dukinfield on August 20 last year.

He was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Curfew order to last four months

Leah Downey, 22, of Enville Street, Ashton, has been given a four months curfew order for a charge of assault.

Appearing at Tameside magistrates she admitted the offence, which had happened in Oldham last July.

The court ordered her to remain at her address between the hours of 7pm and 7am for the duration of the curfew order.

She must also pay £150 compensation.

Found over the drug drive limit

Driver Mohammed Rimawi was stopped behind the wheel of a Mercedes car and found to be over the drug drive limit.

Pleading guilty to the charge he was banned from the road for 12 months by Tameside magistrates and fined £450.

The court heard the offence had happened in Dukinfield on July 17 last year.

The Stalybridge man, 24, of Stalyhill Drive, was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £45. 

Teen, 15, sentenced 

A 15-year-old from Tameside who robbed an individual in Oldham has been sentenced at the borough’s youth court.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the offence, which had happened on June 1 last year.

A jacket and headphones were taken in the incident. The youth was referred to Greater Manchester Youth Offender Panel for eight months and his parent / guardian must pay a £310 compensation order.

Drink driver disqualified

A motorist from Rotherham who was stopped on the M60 in Tameside and found to be over the drink drive limit has been fined £276.

Emma Khan, 24, of Gerrard Road, was stopped last May.

Tameside magistrates banned her from the road for 12 months, plus ordered her to pay £400 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.

Thief gets the Powerpoint

An Ashton man who stole goods from Powerpoint in Droylsden has been handed a curfew order by Tameside magistrates.

Alal Hussain, 33, of Oldham Road, pleaded guilty to the break-in, which had happened in March last year.

The court instructed him to remain at his address for 16 weeks between the hours of 7pm and 7am each night.

He was also ordered to pay £150 compensation plus court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £90.

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Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton. 

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