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Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton.

A teen charged with a stabbing in Ashton, pet owners who have been banned from keeping dogs and a wanted man who was found hiding behind a sofa have been among the recent cases heard by Tameside Magistrates' Court.

Here's our latest round-up...

Teen charged with stabbing

A teenager has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Ashton.

Police were called to an incident at 10.30pm on Wednesday last week after an individual had suffered serious injuries on Market Street in the town.

A 16-year-old lad was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

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Stole items worth £300

Terry Cronin must carry out 80 hours unpaid work for theft.

The 37-year-old, of Peel Terrace, Dukinfield, pleaded guilty to entering a property on Stamford Street Central in Ashton on June 27 this year and taking a concrete breaker and electric drill worth £300.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates, he also admitted being equipped for theft, being in possession of bolt croppers and a saw on August 15 in Dukinfield.

He was also ordered to pay £75 compensation.

Under curfew for drugs offence

Tameside magistrates have handed a Denton teenager a curfew order after he was found in possession of a quantity of cannabis.

Lewis Turner, 19, of Lees Avenue, pleaded guilty to a charge of being in possession of a quantity of cannabis at Denton Railway Station on June 15 this year.

Magistrates gave him a four months curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 10.30pm and 7am each night for the duration of the order.

He was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Magistrates instructed the cannabis be forfeited and destroyed.

Drove without enough care

Driving without due care and attention and insurance has cost Abiodun Adetuni more than £300 at Tameside magistrates.

The 41-year-old, of Heatherside Avenue, Ashton, admitted the offences which happened on March 16 on Lord Sheldon Way in Ashton.

Magistrates fined him £200, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

His driving licence was endorsed with eight penalty points.

150 hours of unpaid work

Tameside magistrates have banned Gillian Mott from the road for 30 months for being over the legal drink drive limit.

The 44-year-old, of Market Street, Mottram, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on July 10 last year on Mottram Road and being found to have 125 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates ordered her to carry out 150 hours unpaid work plus pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 30 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

Hid from police in loft under blanket

A teenager from Dukinfield who tried to hide from police under a blanket in his loft has been charged with a number of offences including assault, stalking, harassment and criminal damage.

On Wednesday morning last week, officers from GMP Tameside Division’s Neighbourhood Task Force found and arrested Connor Chorlton, who was wanted and deemed a ‘high risk domestic offender’.

The 18-year-old, of Thorncliffe Avenue, was located after the occupant of the address tried to delay police entering, allowing Chorlton time to make his way to the loft space.

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Fare dodgers face paying the penalty

Persistent fare dodgers on the Northern network will be taken to court, the rail operator has warned.

Northern has recently launched a new campaign aimed at making sure its customers buy tickets before they board trains.

While the vast majority of travellers do just that, in 2020 alone there were more than 8,300 court prosecutions for people trying to avoid paying for their travel.

Last year 30,000 penalty fares were also issued by Northern and, for the vast majority of people who received the £20 fines, that was the end of the story.

But those who refused to pay or were found to be persistent fare dodgers ended up before the courts, where the average fine in the past 12 months has been just over £400.

Police find wanted man hiding behind sofa

A 23-year-old man from Denton, who attempted to hide behind his sofa from police, has been charged with assault and harassment offences.

Kyle Souter was arrested on Wednesday last week at his home on Yew Tree Road by officers from GMP Tameside’s Neighbourhood Task Force.

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Cannabis discovery

Kane Shields has been fined £184 by Tameside magistrates after being found in possession of a quantity of cannabis.

The 20-year-old, of Clarence Street, Stalybridge, pleaded guilty to the offence relating to an incident on October 16 last year.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a further £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge plus instructed the cannabis be forfeited and destroyed.

Jailed for sexual assault and rape

A man who raped and sexually assaulted a woman in Tameside has been jailed.

Ajmal Afuq was sentenced to eight years behind bars after being found guilty at Stockport Crown Court last Thursday of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault following a week-long trial.

Afuq, of Glenluce Crescent in Blackburn, was sentenced to eight years for one count of rape, two and a half years for one count of sexual assault, and 12 months for another count of sexual assault. He is to serve the three sentences concurrently.

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Over drug drive limit

Drug driver Simon Hankin has been banned from the road for 12 months by Tameside magistrates.

The 32-year-old, of Old Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on February 21 this year on Manchester Road, Ashton, and being found to be over the drug drive limit.

He was fined £450 plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £45 victim surcharge.

One year driving ban for being over drug drive limit

Dukinfield driver Michael Harrison, 43, was handed a curfew order by Tameside   Magistrates’ Court for being over the legal drug drive limit.

He pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on Whitelands Road in Ashton on January 21 this year.

Magistrates banned the Rush Street resident from the road for 12 months and ordered him to remain at his address for four weeks between 7pm and 7am each night for the duration of the curfew order.

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

Pet owners banned from keeping dogs

Two dog owners from Ashton have appeared before Tameside Magistrates’ Court to face separate charges of causing unnecessary suffering to the animals.

Steven Manson, 31, of Waddicor Avenue, was handed a suspended prison term and must carry out 150 hours unpaid work for causing unnecessary suffering to a white English bull terrier-type dog called Tia.

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Three times over the limit

Denton driver Lee Watkins was more than three times over the legal drink drive limit when stopped in Ashton, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 39-year-old, of Cambridge Drive, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on Manchester Road on July 12 this year and found to have 108 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates banned him from the road for two years and ordered him to carry out 100 hours unpaid work.

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

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 26 weeks if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

Disqualified from driving

Glossop motorist Anthony Bradshaw has been banned from driving for 22 months and ordered to carry out 40 hours unpaid work.

The 62-year-old, of Whitwell Green, admitted an offence of being over the drink drive limit on July 11 this year.

Tameside magistrates heard the offence had happened on Winster Mews, Gamesley, when he was found to have 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35. He must pay a £95 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 22 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

£300 damages

Twenty-seven-year-old Bradley Lord caused £300 damage to a window pane, Tameside magistrates were told.

The Ashton man, of Cedar Street, pleaded guilty to damaging the property belonging to Greater Manchester Police on July 11 this year.

The court fined him £75 and ordered him to pay £300 compensation. He must also pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Pay back time

Alan Hadfield admitted deliberately damaging a wing mirror on a car valued at £450.

Tameside magistrates heard the 36-year-old, of Lumb Lane, Droylsden, committed the offence back on September 27, 2019.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £285 compensation.

Driving charge

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with drink driving following a collision in the early hours of Sunday.

Police say they attended a road traffic collision on Fairfield Road involving a red Mercedes car and a number of parked vehicles.

Nobody was injured but Georgia Williams, of Fairfield Road, Droylsden, was subsequently charged with being over the legal drink drive limit.

She is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court next month.

Restraint order

A Dukinfield woman has been given a restraining order by Tameside magistrates for a charge of assault.

Amanda Askey, 44, of Wellington Terrace, admitted assaulting an individual in Dukinfield on July 2 this year.

She was fined £120 and must pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

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