A man who has been charged with the murder of a Stalybridge woman, a cannabis farm that has been found at an Audenshaw pub and various cases of drink driving have been among the recent cases heard by Tameside Magistrates' Court.
Here's our roundup...
Man charged with woman's murder
A man from Hyde has been charged with the murder of 43-year-old mother-of-two Tamara Padi in Stalybridge.
Aubrey Padi, 46, of Carrfield, faces the charge and has been remanded in custody.
Tamara was fatally stabbed in the early hours of Wednesday morning last week at a house on Lake Road, in the Ridge Hill area of Stalybridge.
Police were called at around 3.40am after the ambulance service requested assistance.
They found the woman had been stabbed ‘multiple times’. She was taken to hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later.
A police cordon was kept in place throughout last Wednesday as investigations were carried out at the scene.
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Cannabis farm found at pub
An Audenshaw pub where police uncovered a cannabis farm during a raid has had its licence suspended.
Around ten cannabis plants were seized from The Snipe Inn on Manchester Road during Greater Manchester Police drug busts.
Following a request from GMP, an expedited review of the pub’s licence was held in private on Wednesday morning last week by Tameside Council.
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Banned driver over the limit
Disqualified driver Bradley Camps was found behind the wheel of a Seat Leon when over the drink drive limit and in possession of drugs.
Tameside magistrates sentenced him to a four months jail term, suspended for two years, for the offences which also included a charge of driving without insurance.
The court heard the charges related to an incident on June 6 this year on Rassbottom Street in Stalybridge.
The 27-year-old, of Staley Hall Drive, Stalybridge, had 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
He was also found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine.
The motorist, who had already been disqualified from driving, also had no insurance cover.
He pleaded guilty to all four offences.
Magistrates said the offence had happened not long after he had been banned for a similar offence and said that he had shown a blatant disregard for previous court orders.
They ordered him to carry out a total of 150 hours unpaid work plus banned him from the road for a further 46 months.
More than three times over limit
A motorist was more than three times over the drink drive limit when involved in a collision in Glossop, Tameside magistrates heard.
Deborah Hughes, 53, of Woodhead Road, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened on February 17 this year and was given a suspended jail term by the court.
Magistrates heard she was stopped on Victoria Street and found to have 116 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35.
The court sentenced her to an eight weeks prison term, suspended for 12 months, stating the high reading, bad driving and collision as reasons for the threat of custody.
She must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £128.
Unpaid work for drink driver
Joanne Riley must carry out 80 hours unpaid work for being more than two times over the drink drive limit, Tameside magistrates instructed.
The 45-year-old, of Shaw Street, Glossop, was stopped on North Road in the town on May 18 this year and found to have 94 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
She was banned from the road for two years and must pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.
The driving disqualification can be reduced by 24 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.
Jail term for crime catalogue
Nyle Gallagher has been jailed for 36 weeks by Tameside magistrates for breaking into three business premises in Ashton.
He admitted breaking into Jacky’s Floral Designs, BetFred Arcades and Greggs Bakery on April 29 this year.
He also admitted taking items from B&M Bargains in Ashton worth £24 on June 12 this year and being threatening and abusive on the same date.
He was charged with two further thefts of items from Aldi in Ashton last month, plus a further two charges of being threatening and abusive.
The 29-year-old, of Victoria Road, Dukinfield, was jailed for his failure to respond to non custodial sentences and his previous record offending.
He must pay £100 compensation.
Under curfew for damages
Michael Halliwell caused an estimated £2,000 damage to an Audi car.
The 36-year-old, of Whitworth Close, Ashton, admitted the offence when he appeared before Tameside magistrates, plus a further charge of having an offensive weapon in a public place - namely a hammer.
He was issued with a restraining order for the offence which happened on February 13 this year, meaning he must remain at his address for six weeks between the hours of 7pm and 7am each night for its duration.
He was ordered to pay £603 compensation.
Drink drive charge
Owen Moyo was banned from the road for a year by Tameside magistrates for drink driving.
The 48-year-old, of The Green, Oldham, admitted the offence which happened on May 31 this year on Oldham Road, Ashton.
He was fined £80 plus must pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge. The disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is successfully complete.
Lengthy drive ban
Tameside magistrates banned Sean Higginson from the road for four and a half years for drug driving.
The 28-year-old, of Shenton Street, Hyde, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on December 22 last year. He was fined £900 and disqualified from driving for 54 months.
He must also pay £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.
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