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Who has appeared in court in Tameside recently?

Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton.

A restaurant fined for putting diners at risk, a robber who injured three elderly people and a mother pulled at knifepoint in front of her child were amongst the recent cases heard at Tameside Magistrates' Court.

Here's our latest round-up...

Restaurant fined for putting diners at risk

A restaurant has been fined for putting the health and safety of diners and staff at risk by using outdoor patio heaters indoors.

Tameside Magistrates’ Court was told that Bridgefield Curry Lounge in Stalybridge failed to heed repeated warnings from Tameside Council environmental health officers after spot checks revealed the patio heaters were being used within its indoor dining rooms.

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Threat of prison for harassment

Tameside magistrates handed Jamie Finley a suspended jail sentence for charges of harassment and threatening behaviour.

The 44-year-old faced three separate charges of harassment and one of being abusive, the court heard.

The offences related to incidents last December and in January and June this year.

He had initially denied the charges but later changed his plea to one of guilty.

Magistrates handed him a 12 weeks jail term, suspended for two years.

He was also issued with a restraining order and must pay £200 court costs and £150 compensation.

His address was given as Higher Bents Lane, Bredbury.

Shotgun seizure ends in charges

A 23-year-old man has been charged after a shotgun and 16 cartridges were seized by police in Hyde.

Greater Manchester Police’s Tameside South and West team said the firearm and ammunition were recovered during a raid of a house on Ash Tree Road in the Newton area on Wednesday last week.

A man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of firearm offences.

Liam Sanders, of Ash Tree Road, Hyde, has since been charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of a Class B drug.

Lengthy jail sentence for ‘cowardly’ robber who injured three elderly folk

A ‘cowardly’ robber who injured three elderly people, including one who spent a long period in hospital with a broken femur, has been jailed.

Christopher Hurn was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery, section 20 assault and section 39 assault at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court.

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£4,000 payout for damages

Hayden Pomfret caused more than £4,000 damage to a car and assaulted a police officer, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 23-year-old, of Alder Close, Hadfield, pleaded guilty to both offences relating to an incident on February 18 this year in Tameside.

Magistrates heard a Toyota Corolla car, belonging to Enterprise UK Ltd, was damaged to the tune of £4,080.

The court ordered him to pay £4,080 compensation for causing the damage to the car, plus £50 compensation for the assault on the police officer.

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

The court also issued him with a six weeks curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 8pm and 6am each night for the duration of the order.

Almost three times over limit

A motorist was almost three times over the drink drive limit when stopped by police, Tameside magistrates heard.

David Renwick, 57, of Market Street, Stalybridge, was stopped on Fleet Street in Ashton on August 7 this year and found to have 103 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He pleaded guilty and was banned from the road for two years and given a two months curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 7pm and 7am each night for the duration of the order.

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

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

In possession of cocaine

Connor McShane of Park Road, Hadfield, was fined £120 for being in possession of a quantity of cocaine.

Stockport magistrates heard the offence happened on June 23 in Hadfield.

The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence and must also pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Magistrates instructed the cocaine be forfeited and destroyed.

Charged after attack at surgery

Olumuiwa Oduntan, 59, of Herne Street, Openshaw, has been charged with three counts of section 18 assault, one count of a section 47 assault, one count of malicious communications and one count of affray.

The charges relate to an incident last Friday at a surgery on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw.

Mum pulled from car at knifepoint in front of child

Three men have been jailed for their part in a carjacking after forcing a young mum and her child from a car at knifepoint.

Brandon Smith, 21, of Wildclough, Hyde; Kaydn Jones, 18, of Rosk Street, Salford and Tyrese Chisholm, 18, of Heathcote Road, Manchester, are now behind bars.

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