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Who has appeared in court in Tameside recently?

Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton.

Jail for assault, parents fined for absence from school and cases of harassment have been among the latest cases heard by Tameside Magistrates' Court.

Here's our latest...

Jail for assault and damages

Tameside magistrates have jailed Paul Wilson for a total of 16 weeks.

The 57-year-old, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to a series of charges all relating to incidents in August this year.

He admitted assaulting an individual on August 23 in Buxton, plus damaging two cars on the same date in the town.

He also admitted a charge of ringing the police emergency line in Derbyshire on seven separate occasions in non-emergency situations and being abusive to emergency call handlers.

Magistrates said the defendant had displayed a flagrant disregard for court orders and stated the incidents were aggravated by his past history of offending and so handed him a custodial sentence.

He was ordered to pay a total of £850 compensation.

Disqualified for two years

A driver stopped in Denton has been banned from the road for two years by Tameside magistrates.

Twenty-five-year-old Dylan O’Neill pleaded guilty to charges of being over the drink drive limit, failing to stop when required to do so, driving other than in accordance to his licence and without insurance cover.

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

The court heard he was stopped on Holland Street in Denton and found to have 41 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35.

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

His address was given as Lake View, Blackley.

Double trouble

David Worthington faced charges of being threatening and abusive and being in possession of a quantity of amphetamine when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

He pleaded guilty to both charges which happened of August 31.

Magistrates fined the 21-year-old a total of £80, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

His address was given as Lanegate, Gee Cross.

Parents fined

More parents have been fined by Tameside magistrates for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school.

Fines of up to £660 were handed out, with associated costs of more than £180 also having to be paid.

The parents did not appear before the court.

Behind bars for robbery and assault

A man from Denton has been given a 21 month prison sentence for robbery and assaulting an emergency worker.

The offence happened in April this year and, following a five month investigation, the neighbourhood policing team in Hyde arrested a man.

Peter Cargill pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit robbery, theft from another person, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

The 44-year-old was charged and sentenced to 21 months in prison, Greater Manchester Police’s Tameside South and West team has said.

Banned driver over the limit

A disqualified driver found to be over the drink drive limit has been jailed by Tameside magistrates.

Christian Pearson, 48, of High Street, Hyde, was stopped on Brookside Close in the town on July 21 this year behind the wheel of a VW Transporter.

He was found to have 58 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He also admitted driving while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence, plus driving without any insurance cover.

Magistrates heard the offence was committed while he was subject to a suspended sentence for a previous offence and so jailed him for 12 weeks.

He was disqualified from driving for three years and must also pay £85 court costs and a £128 victim surcharge.

Harassing emails

Ronald Theaker denied a charge of harassment of an individual in Ashton, Tameside magistrates heard.

The offence, concerning emails sent to the complainant, related back to June to September, 2019.

Magistrates found the 60-year-old defendant, of Ainley Wood, Dukinfield, guilty of the offence and handed him a four months curfew order.

It means he must remain at his address between the hours of 7pm and 7am each night for the duration of the order. He was instructed to pay £770 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

Twice over limit

Driver Jamie Gilbert was more than twice over the drink drive limit when stopped on Hyde Road in Denton town centre on August 27 this year.

The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge after being found to have 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

At Tameside magistrates he was banned from the road for 20 months and fined £120.

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

His address was given as St Andrews Court, Stockport.

Drink driver handed three year ban

Michael Hellawell was almost two times over the legal drink drive limit when stopped in Stalybridge.

The 30-year-old, of Bank Street, Denton, appeared before Tameside magistrates charged with being over the limit after being stopped on Bardsley Gate Avenue and found to have 69 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates fined him £276, plus disqualified him from driving for three years.

However, the driving disqualification can be reduced by a total of 36 weeks if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

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

Officers assaulted

Mossley woman Lauren Willis has been given a two weeks curfew order by Tameside magistrates for assaulting two police officers in the course of their duty.

The 28-year-old, of Hart Mill Close, pleaded guilty to the charges relating to an incident in the borough on July 30 last year.

Magistrates handed her the curfew order meaning she must remain at her address for the duration of the curfew between the hours of 8pm and 8am. She was ordered to pay compensation of £100 and a victim surcharge of £95.

Not enough care

Tameside magistrates have banned an Ashton man from the road for 12 months for driving without due care and attention.

Vaqas Hussain, 27, of Katherine Street, pleaded guilty to the charge relating to an incident on Oxford Road East in the town on April 18.

He also admitted having no insurance cover and driving other than in accordance with his licence.

Magistrates fined him a total of £492, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Drug driving

Muhammad Pasha was over the drug drive limit when stopped in Tameside on March 26 this year, the borough’s magistrates heard.

The 25-year-old, of Hardwick Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the offence and was subsequently disqualified from driving for one full year.

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

Motoring ban

Matthew Martone was over the drug drive limit when stopped in Hyde.

Appearing before Tameside magistrates, he pleaded guilty to the offence which happened on March 7 this year in Tameside.

The court fined him £240 and disqualified him from driving for one year. The 31-year-old, of St Mary’s Road, Hyde, must also pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Driving ban to last three years

A Manchester motorist has been disqualified from driving for three years by Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

Hamaad Khan pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath when suspected of having committed a driving offence.

The incident happened in Ashton on August 26 this year.

The 28-year-old was ordered to carry out 90 hours unpaid work plus must pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

He was also given a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning he must comply with any instructions of the responsible officer to attend appointments or to participate in any activity as required by the responsible officer up to a maximum of 20 days.

His address was given as Lytham Road, Manchester.

Pay back time

Michael Maher, 30, of Burlington Street, Ashton, has been ordered to pay £300 compensation by Tameside magistrates.

He pleaded guilty to charges of stealing a mobile phone worth £200 belonging to an individual in Ashton on August 30 this year, plus dishonestly using another person’s bank card on the same date.

Magistrates issued him with a community order, namely a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement, meaning he must attend appointments or participate in any activity as required by a responsible officer up to a maximum of 25 days.

Covid rule fines

Tameside magistrates have fined scores of residents from across Greater Manchester - including Tameside - for breaching Covid rules earlier this year.

Residents did not appear before the court but were issued with fines of up to £1,760. Associated court costs of £266 will also have to be paid.

The breaches related to when Greater Manchester was in the Tier 4 restricted zone when only one family or bubble could congregate indoors.

Ten days in jail

Tameside magistrates have jailed Gary Nolan for 10 days for failing to comply with court orders. The 38-year-old, of no fixed abode, admitted being in breach of previous court orders.

Stole from store

A 33-year-old man who stole toys from B&M Bargain store in Hyde has been given a curfew order by Tameside magistrates.

Jala Uddin, 33, of Crown Street, Denton, pleaded guilty to taking the items worth just over £62 on September 13.

He was given a six weeks curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 7pm and 6am for the duration of the order.

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

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