The latest people dealt with in court for crimes in Tameside

A motorist more than four times over the drink drive limit and a woman who spat and coughed at emergency service workers are among the recent cases heard by Tameside magistrates.

A costly Christmas 

Thomas Hunt was handed a £400 court bill by Tameside magistrates just before Christmas.

The 21-year-old, of Werneth Avenue in Hyde, pleaded guilty to driving over the legal drug drive limit and having no insurance cover on July 3 last year as he drove along Manor Close in Denton.

Magistrates fined him a total of £300 for the offences, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge. He was banned from driving for 12 months.

More than four times over drink drive limit 

A motorist has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates for being more than four times over the legal drink drive limit.

Ian Beaton, 46, of Victoria Street in Hyde, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared before the court.

Magistrates heard he was stopped on Hickenfield Road, Hyde, on April 18 last year and found to have 153 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was banned from the road for three years although the disqualification can be reduced by nine months if a driving course is successfully completed.

Magistrates ordered him to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £128.

The court imposed the suspended custodial sentence because of the high reading but heard he had demonstrated genuine remorse for his actions.

Woman spat and coughed at police team 

Leanne Mallinson escaped spending Christmas behind bars when she was given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates.

The court heard the 34-year-old assaulted an emergency worker and another woman at Ashton’s custody office on May 21 last year, plus was threatening and abusive.

She had deliberately spat and coughed at the individuals.

Appearing before magistrates on December 23, she pleaded guilty to all three charges, having initially denied them.

The court sentenced her to ten weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. She was also ordered to pay a total of £300 compensation.

Her address was given as Eastcote Avenue, Oldham.

Contravened coronavirus restrictions 

Hassan Nadeem travelled to Gorton last May to meet family members he did not live with, contravening coronavirus restrictions at the time, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £80, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

His address was given as Burnage Lane, Manchester.

£400 fine for driver 

A Dukinfield driver has been banned from the road for 12 months for being over the drug drive limit.

Thomas Chapman, 21, of Wells Lane, was stopped on Lumb Lane in Droylsden on July 17 and found to be over the legal limit. 

He pleaded guilty at Tameside Magistrates’ Court and was disqualified from driving plus fined a total of £400.

He must also pay £85 court costs and a £40 victim surcharge.

Suspended jail term 

Breaching court orders landed Dennis Hellawell a suspended jail term.

The 55-year-old, of Illingworth Avenue, Stalybridge, admitted being in breach of the order and was given an eight weeks prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates just before Christmas he was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £128.

Drink driver banned from the road 

A man driving along Brook Street East in Ashton was over the drink drive limit, Tameside magistrates heard.

Yvan Sopo M’Bakop, 27, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on November 19 last year and found to have 42 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 12 months, plus fined him £120 and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

His address was given as Hadfield Street in Bolton.

Driver failed to stop at scene of accident

Failing to stop at the scene of an accident and being in possession of a quantity of drugs cost driver Antony Temperton a fine of £537.

The Denton man, of Linden Road, pleaded guilty to the charge which had happened back in December 2019 on Hyde Road in Denton.

Stockport magistrates heard another car had been damaged in the incident.

The 27-year-old also admitted a further charge of being in possession of a quantity of cannabis resin in Rochdale, also back in December 2019.

Magistrates ordered him to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £54.

His driving licence was endorsed with eight penalty points.

Fine for damaging car 

Simon Longshaw caused £300 damage to a car in Droylsden, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 43-year-old pleaded guilty to causing the damage on November 10 last year. Magistrates fined him £80 and ordered him to pay £300 compensation, plus £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge. His address was given as Lawnswood Road, Gorton.

Van driver over limit 

Van driver Adam Higgins was over the drug drive limit when stopped back in July last year, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 33-year-old, of St Mary’s Avenue, Haughton Green, admitted the offence and was banned from the road for 12 months.

The court also fined him £250 plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Drug driver disqualified from driving for three years

Manchester motorist Zohaib Shafi has been banned from the road for three years by Tameside magistrates.

The 33-year-old was stopped in Tameside on September 14 last year and found to be over the drug drive limit.

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

His address was given as Gidlow Street, Manchester.

Driving ban 

Tameside magistrates have banned a motorist from the road for 14 months for failing to provide a specimen of breath when required to do so.

Mihail Constantin, 38, of Hitchen Drive, Dukinfield, admitted committing the offence in Ashton on December 5.

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

He was fined a further £80 for not having insurance cover.

Guilty of assault 

Heather Scott, 68, of Mount Pleasant Street, Audenshaw, denied a charge of assault which had happened in Knutford back in November 2019, Tameside magistrates heard.

However, they found her guilty of the offence and handed her a 12 months conditional discharge.

She was also ordered to pay £100 compensation and £500 court costs.

Fine for resisting officer 

David Kenyon, 47, of Foxdenton Walk, Denton, has been fined £151 by Tameside magistrates for resisting a police constable in the execution of his duty.

He admitted the offence, which had happened in the town on November 21 last year.

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

Drugs charge

A man has been charged after a large quantity of drugs were seized during a raid in Tameside.

Simon Tennant, 39, of Market Street, Hollingworth, has been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

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