Who has appeared in court in Tameside of late?

Our latest round-up from Tameside Magistrates' Court includes a thief who stole from more than 25 shops and a man charged with assault and a robbery at a care home.

Robbery and assault charges

A man has been charged following a robbery at a care home.

Christopher Hurn, 27, of no fixed abode, has been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of assault under Section 18 and two counts of breaching a restraining order.

The charge follows an incident at around 7am on Thursday, April 1, when police were called to reports a man had been assaulted at an address in Droylsden.

Then at around 10am on Saturday, April 3, police were called to reports of a robbery and assault on two men and a woman at the same address in Droylsden.

A 61-year-old man required surgery following a broken femur and a 70-year-old man received bruising to the hand and a black eye.

Found out in public with knife

A teenager has been given a suspended detention sentence for carrying an offensive weapon in a public place.

Nineteen-year-old Callan Gilmore, of Regents Drive, Mossley, pleaded guilty to having a 13cm length bladed kitchen knife in his possession in Adlington, Cheshire, on February 11 this year.

Tameside magistrates handed him a 12 weeks detention, suspended for 12 weeks. He must also carry out 100 hours unpaid work and was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £128 victim surcharge.

Drugs discovery

Mossley man Richard McCarthy admitted five separate charges of being in possession of Class C drugs when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

The 28-year-old, of Stamford Road, was given a six months conditional discharge by the court, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Magistrates ordered the drugs concerned should all be confiscated and destroyed.

Thief stole from more than 25 shops

Ashton man Harry Owen has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates for carrying out more than 25 thefts from local shops.

The 25-year-old of Hampson Road pleaded guilty to all of the charges, dating between September last year and March this year.

Thefts of goods ranged in value from just £4 to £200 - although the majority involved the theft of items worth in excess of £100.

The court heard he stole from a number of Ashton stores, including Fulton Foods, Boots, Wells Pharmacy, plus the Savers Store in Stalybridge.

He pleaded guilty to all charges including being in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine on March 7 this year in Stockport.

Tameside magistrates gave him an eight weeks jail term, suspended for 12 months.

He must repay a total of £300 in compensation.

Three times over drink drive limit

A Manchester motorist was three times over the drink drive limit when stopped in Ashton.

Tameside magistrates heard that Kybelie Branwood was stopped on Manchester Road on January 16 this year and found to have 105 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - exactly three times the legal limit of 35.

The 30-year-old admitted the offence and was ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work and banned from the road for two years. 

She must also pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge. She also admitted a further charge of driving without due care and attention.

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

Her address was given as Crowden Road, Manchester.

Armed robbery attack at shop

Shop raider Gregory Braithwaite has been jailed for 27 months for attempted robbery.

The 36-year-old threatened a shopkeeper at the Premier Store in Crowhill Road, Ashton, with a makeshift axe as he demanded a bottle of alcohol.

But the brave store keeper stood firm and refused to hand over the booze and the robber fled the scene empty handed.  

The Ashton man, of Penrith Avenue, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 27 months behind bars. The court was told he was remorseful for his actions.

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