The latest court cases heard by Tameside magistrates

Motoring offences and drug discoveries dominate our latest round-up from Tameside Magistrates' Court.

Here are the latest cases... 

150 hours of unpaid work 

Jason Shuttleworth must carry out 150 hours unpaid work for driving without due care and attention.

The 33-year-old, of Lydgate Close, Stalybridge, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on King Street in Dukinfield on October 30 last year.

Appearing at Tameside magistrates he also admitted further charges of driving while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence and without insurance cover.

His driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points and he must pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge. 

Two times over drink drive limit 

Agata Chamberlain was exactly twice over the drink drive limit when stopped in Ashton.

The 37-year-old, of Minto Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the charge after being stopped on Oldham Road on February 27 and found to have 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates, she was fined £484, plus ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £48.

Magistrates banned her from the road for 20 months, although the disqualification can be reduced by 20 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

Drug driver fined and banned 

Bradley Hyde from Ashton was over the drug drive limit when stopped on Mowbray Street in Ashton, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 26-year-old, of Crowthorn Road, admitted the offence after being stopped in September last year.

He was fined £120 plus banned from the road for a year.

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

Without care 

Driving through Tameside without due care and attention has cost Manchester motorist Anna Osakue more than £250.

Tameside magistrates heard the offence happened last November.

Magistrates fined the 47-year-old, of Brodick Street, Manchester, £138, plus ordered her to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.

Drugs discovery

Mohammed Quayum was found with a quantity of cocaine in his possession back in December 2018, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 29-year-old, of Albert Road, Hyde, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £345 by the court.

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

Magistrates ordered the cocaine be forfeited and destroyed.

Teenager too threatening

Tameside youth court has referred a 16-year-old girl to the Manchester youth offender panel for 12 months.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had admitted a charge of threatening unlawful violence during an incident in Ashton on January 19 this year. 

A victim surcharge of £21 was also imposed by the court.

Found with cannabis

Abdul Baki was found with a quantity of cannabis in his possession, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 34-year-old, of Freeman Road, Dukinfield, pleaded guilty to the offence after being found with the drug on July 26 last year.

Appearing at the court he was fined £120, plus must pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge. Magistrates ordered the cannabis be forfeited and destroyed.

Found guilty of harassment charge

A man who denied a charge of harassment has been found guilty of the offence by Tameside magistrates.

Ciprian Lacatus, 38, of High Lane, Woodley, denied the charge but the case was proved and he was fined £100 by the court.

He was also issued with a restraining order, meaning he must stay away from the complainant. 

He must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £115.

The court heard the offence had happened in Trafford over the course of eight months between June 2019, and February last year.

Smell of justice

Tameside magistrates have fined Christopher Mountfield £200 for stealing air fresheners worth £100.

The court heard the 36-year-old had taken the goods from Kiosk H Marketplace in Ashton on May 16 last year. He admitted the offence.

The court also ordered him to pay £75 compensation, £85 costs and a £95 victim surcharge. His address was given as Hawthorn Road South, Droylsden.

Production of cannabis plants

Brian Lynch produced 19 cannabis plants at an address in Droylsden, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 52-year-old, of Fairfield Avenue, Droylsden, pleaded guilty to the offence which was discovered in May last year.

He also admitted further charges of being in possession of a quantity of cannabis and a quantity of amphetamine.

Magistrates ordered him to carry out 60 hours unpaid work, plus pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £95.

The court ordered the cannabis and amphetamine be forfeited and destroyed.

Threat of prison

Tameside magistrates have handed Roy West a suspended jail sentence for failing to comply with the requirements of a restraining order.

The 56-year-old, of Stamford Street Central, Ashton, admitted two charges concerning dates in 2018 and between 2018 and 2019.

Magistrates imposed a jail term of 26 weeks, suspended for two years due to the persistent and serious breach of the order and the impact his actions had had on his victims. 

He was also issued with a restraining order. 

Fined £500 for assault

Andrew Walton who denied a charge of assault was found guilty of the offence and has been fined £500 by Tameside magistrates.

The court heard the offence had happened back in September 2019 in Stockport.

Magistrates also ordered the 56-year-old, of West Park, Hyde, to pay £200 compensation, plus court costs of £615 and a victim surcharge of £50.

Damaged vehicles 

Mark Bone caused £2,300 damage to vehicles belonging to Hyundai and Mazda garages based in Oldham, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 28-year-old, whose address was given as c/o Longham Close, Beswick, had pleaded guilty to the charge.

He was fined £100 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95.

No order was imposed for court costs on account of the defendant’s poor financial position

Twice over the limit 

A motorist who was more than two times over the drink drive limit has been banned from the road for 20 months by Tameside magistrates.

Raihan Miah, 34, of Widdop Street, Oldham, was stopped on March 3 in Ashton and found to have 78 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates fined him £326, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 20 weeks if a driving course is successfully undertaken.

Threat of jail for triple theft charge

Tameside magistrates have given a Manchester man a suspended jail sentence after he admitted three separate charges of theft.

John Rixon, 41, of Ashton Old Road, was sentenced to four weeks in prison by the court, suspended for 12 months.

He admitted attempting to break into four different premises in Stockport, all on  November 11 last year, with intent to steal. 

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

Failed to provide specimen when required to do so

Twenty-five-year-old Connor Sanderson has been banned from the road for a total of 16 months by Tameside magistrates.

The Hyde man, from Talbot Road, had pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to provide a specimen of blood when required to do so in connection with a driving offence. 

The court heard that the incident had happened last New Year’s Eve. 

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

Drunk and disorderly 

Philip Thompson has been handed a 12 months conditional discharge for being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

The 57-year-old, of Compstall Road, Marple Bridge, admitted the offence when he appeared before Tameside magistrates, which had happened on March 21 in Stockport.

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

Out of order 

Gerry Newton, 43, of Forest Close, Dukinfield, has been fined £120 by Tameside magistrates for failing to comply with court orders. 

He admitted the offence and must also pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

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Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton. 

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