Who has appeared in court in Tameside?

A driver more than three times over the limit, a man who threatened a woman with a steering lock, and a man who was threatening and had a baseball bat in public are among the recent cases heard by Tameside magistrates.

Here's our latest round-up...

Motorist was three times over limit

A 49-year-old Ashton man has been banned from the road for 26 months for being more than three times over the drink drive limit.

Heetendra Mardania, of Marne Avenue, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped in Ashton on February 10 this year.

Magistrates heard he had 114 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the legal limit of 35.

He was ordered to carry out 50 hours unpaid work, plus must pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

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

'Weapon' threat 

Ashton man Assad Mahmood has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates for threatening a woman with a steering lock.

The 26-year-old, of Beaumont Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to charges of being threatening and abusive and being threatening with an abusive weapon - namely the steering lock.

The offences had happened in Ashton on February 22 this year.

He was given a four months jail sentence, suspended for a year - the court stating the nature and the gravity of the offence meant such a sentence was necessary.

However, the defendant’s previous good character was taken into account and the prison term suspended.

He was ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work plus pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £128.

Man jailed for 26 weeks for assault

Tameside magistrates have jailed Arron Hughes for a total of 26 weeks.

The 26-year-old, of Sandown Crescent, Gorton, had pleaded guilty to two offences.

Firstly he admitted assaulting an individual causing them actual bodily harm, and he also admitted a charge of being threatening and abusive.

The court heard the charges related to an incident that had happened in Bury on January 4 last year. Magistrates jailed him, stating the offences were aggravated by his record.

He was ordered to pay £250 compensation plus £250 court costs and a victim surcharge of £122.

Threat of prison for assault case

Assaulting a woman in Dukinfield causing her actual bodily harm landed Thomas Crossley a suspended prison sentence when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

The 24-year-old Ashton man, of Whiteacre Road, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened back on August 17, 2019.

Magistrates handed him a 16 weeks prison term, suspended for a year.

He was ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work plus must pay £3,000 compensation.

Three-year ban from the road 

Tameside magistrates have banned a driver from the road for three years.

Foysol Alom, 27, of Penrith Avenue, Ashton, admitted a charge of being over the drug drive limit when stopped while driving along Victoria Road in Hyde on October 10 last year.

He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Eight weeks in jail for Denton man

Tameside magistrates have jailed Denton man Christopher Rowles for eight weeks.

The 33-year-old, of Crown Street, admitted entering the Co-op in Hyde having been banned from the store by a restraining order.

He admitted the charge and was jailed, magistrates said, for his flagrant disregard of court orders and his previous record of offending.

He must pay a £128 victim surcharge.

Driver almost twice over the limit 

Droylsden driver James Bancroft was almost two times over the drink drive limit when stopped on March 28 this year.

Tameside magistrates were told the 21-year-old, of Masefield Road, was found to have 68 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He admitted the offence which had happened on Lumb Lane in Droylsden.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 17 months and fined him £323. He must also pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 17 weeks if a driving course is completed.

One-year ban for Dukinfield driver

Dukinfield driver Lee Stafford has been banned from the road for 12 months by Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

The 61-year-old, of Windsor Drive, admitted a charge of being over the drink drive limit when stopped on Lodge Lane, Hyde, on February 19 this year.

The court heard he was found to have 57 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was fined £128 plus must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £34.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is successfully undertaken.

Threat of jail for string of thefts 

Tameside magistrates have given a Dukinfield man a suspended jail sentence for a catalogue of thefts.

Steven Heaton, 34, of Rowan Crescent, pleaded guilty to nine counts of theft from the Co-op store in Hyde.

Between early March and April 11 the court heard he had stolen items worth more than £750 in total from the store.

Magistrates said he had a lengthy record for similar offences and he was given a 16 weeks prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He was ordered to pay £100 compensation.

Motorist twice over limit found with drugs

Motorist Scott Chambers was twice over the drink drive limit when he was stopped and found to be in possession of drugs, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 32-year-old, of Oxton Street, Openshaw, pleaded guilty to three charges - namely being over the drink drive limit, being in possession of a quantity of cocaine and being threatening and abusive to an individual. All of the offences had happened on December 17 last year.

The court heard he was stopped on Winton Avenue, Audenshaw, and found to have 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 18 months, and fined him a total of £900 for the offences. He must also pay £300 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by some four months if a driving course is completed.

Magistrates ordered the cocaine be confiscated and destroyed.

Drug driving ban

Twenty-four-year-old Mohammed Rimawi has been banned from the road for 18 months by Tameside magistrates.

The Stalybridge man, of West Street, admitted an offence of driving while over the legal drug drive limit on October 2 last year.

The offence had happened on Manchester Road, Denton. He must also pay £85  court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Dukinfield man found with cannabis 

Lee Levesconte has been given a 12 months conditional discharge by Tameside magistrates.

The 22-year-old, of Windermere Road, Dukinfield, admitted a charge of being in possession of a quantity of cannabis in Oldham on March 18 this year.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £22 victim surcharge.

Banned driver behind the wheel

Kevin Breame has been banned from the road for six months by Tameside magistrates.

The court heard the 39-year-old, of Hobson Street, Failsworth, was stopped on Darnton Road in Ashton on January 22 this year behind the wheel of a Fiat Punto when already disqualified from holding a driving licence.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and was given a conditional discharge for two years.

He must also pay £85 court costs and a £21 victim surcharge.

Cocaine discovery 

Stephen Burns, of Granville Road, Audenshaw, was found in possession of a quantity of cocaine on July 8 last year, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 36-year-old admitted the offence and was fined £40 by the court.

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

Magistrates ordered the cocaine and a further class A drug in his possession, dimethoxychloroamphetamine, both be forfeited and destroyed.

Threats end in triple trouble

Jamie Stanley, 31, of French Street, Stalybridge, was found in public with an offensive weapon and was threatening and abusive.

At Tameside Magistrates’ Court he pleaded guilty to sending threatening messages, being threatening and having a baseball bat in a public place.

The court heard the offences had happened in Hadfield on November 2 last year. Magistrates issued him with a restraining order, meaning he must have no contact with a named individual.

He was fined £50 and must also pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

£100 pay back

Veronice Dalgleish, 55, of Peverill Terrace, Gee Cross, has been given a six months conditional discharge by Tameside magistrates for damaging a van and causing £100 damage.

She admitted the incident which had happened in July last year and was also ordered to pay £100 compensation.

Out of order

Failing to comply with court orders has cost Anthony Cutter more than £200 at Tameside magistrates.

The 45-year-old, of Carter Street, Hyde, had denied the offence but was found guilty by the court.

Tameside magistrates fined him £60 plus ordered him to pay a further £162 in court costs.

Prison threat for Facebook messages

Ashley McDonald denied sending a series of abusive Facebook messages when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

But he was found guilty of the offence which had happened back in November 2019.

Magistrates heard that the offence had happened just a short time after the 28-year-old had been issued with a court order and so they handed him a 12 weeks prison term, suspended for 12 months.

The court also issued him with a restraining order, meaning he must have no contact with a named individual.

He was ordered to pay £600 court costs and must pay a victim surcharge of £122.

His address was given as Honeysuckle Close, Woodley.

Curfew for young Hyde man found with cannabis

Mitchell Bradley, 22, of Peak Place, Hyde, has been issued with a curfew order by Tameside magistrates after being found in possession of a quantity of cannabis.

He admitted the offence which had happened on December 16.

The curfew means he must remain at his address for 28 days between the hours of 7pm to 7am each night.

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

Magistrates ordered the two cannabis packets be forfeited and destroyed.

Instructed to stay at home

Failing to provide a specimen when suspected of having committed a driving offence landed Dale Clark before Tameside magistrates.

The 40-year-old, of Ashton Road, Hyde, admitted the offence which had happened on October 18 last year in Dukinfield.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 20 months and issued him with an eight weeks 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 also pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £95.

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

Driving without due care and attention 

Tameside magistrates have fined Manchester motorist David Keane £40 for driving without due care and attention.

The 49-year-old admitted the offence which had happened on October 1 last year along Manchester Road, Audenshaw.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a £34 victim surcharge plus endorsed his driving licence with four penalty points. His address was given as Collingwood Road, Manchester.

Drug discovery 

Ashton man Lee Halliwell was found with a quantity of cocaine in his possession on September 11 last year, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 32-year-old, of Oldham Road, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £146, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Magistrates ordered the cocaine be forfeited and destroyed.

Parents face fines 

Tameside magistrates have fined more parents for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school. 

Fines from £80 up to £440 were issued and costs of more than £150 also demanded, with a number of parents appearing before the court.

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Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton. 

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