Who has appeared in court lately?

A man who kicked and swung a punch at a police officer and a driver who drove into triple trouble are among the recent cases heard by Tameside magistrates.

Here's our latest round-up...

Under curfew for thefts

Thief Giovani Dumitrache stole a laptop and leather bag from an individual in Tameside worth £1,400 Tameside magistrates heard.

The 24-year-old admitted the offence which had happened in the borough on March 11.

He also admitted interfering with a motor vehicle in Tameside with the intention of stealing the car or items within it, plus being equipped for burglary, having with him balaclavas, torches and a mini crowbar.

Magistrates gave him a 10 weeks curfew, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 8.30pm and 6.30am for the duration of the order.

He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £90.

The magistrates ordered the balaclavas, torches and crowbars to be forfeited and destroyed.

The defendant’s address was given as Briscoe Lane, Manchester.

Man kicked and swung a punch at police officer 

Assaulting a police officer in Ashton almost landed Conrad Skelhorn behind bars.

The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on April 4 this year.

Tameside magistrates heard the incident had been a sustained assault, with the defendant kicking and swinging a punch at the officer.

The court also heard the defendant had committed similar offences before.

Magistrates gave him a 12 weeks prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. He must also carry out 80 hours unpaid work and pay £100 compensation. Magistrates also ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £122 victim surcharge.

His address was given as Alder Road in Failsworth.

Working it out for 250 hours 

Smashing a car windscreen and being threatening and abusive landed Christian Marland before Tameside magistrates.

The 48-year-old, of Barley Croft Road, Hyde, admitted both charges which had happened in Hyde on May 25. 

He also admitted being in breach of a previous court order.

Magistrates instructed him to carry out 250 hours unpaid work for the offences, having heard he had caused £500 damage to the car windscreen.

He was ordered to pay £250 compensation, plus a victim surcharge of £95.

Magistrates fined him £200 for being in breach of the previous court order.

Driving disqualification to run for 20 months

Kenneth Cole was over the drink drive limit after taking a vehicle without consent, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 31-year-old, of High Street, Hyde, admitted both offences.

He also admitted driving without insurance cover and other than in accordance with his licence when stopped on April 4 in Hyde.

He was found to have 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates handed him a three weeks curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

He was banned from the road for 20 months, although the disqualification can be reduced by 20 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

More than twice over legal limit

A motorist was found to be more than two times over the drink drive limit when he was stopped by police, Tameside magistrates heard.

James Parry, 27, of Fir Road, Denton, admitted the offence after being stopped on August 23 this year and being found to have 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. 

The legal limit is 35.

He was banned from the road for 17 months plus fined £440 and must pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £44.

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

Two-year ban for offences 

Denton driver Peter Corbett has been banned from the road for two years by Tameside magistrates.

The 59-year-old, of Kensington Court, admitted charges of failing to provide a specimen when required to do so having been suspected of committing a driving offence, driving without due care and causing damage to another vehicle.

The court heard the offences related to an incident which had happened on the M60 on September 22.

Magistrates fined him a total of £240 - £80 for each of the three offences - plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

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

Motorist drives into triple trouble

Twenty-two-year-old Connah Warmisham took a vehicle without consent and drove without insurance cover or in accordance with his licence.

At Tameside Magistrates’ Court he admitted all three offences. Magistrates heard damage had been caused to the car - a Vauxhall Corsa - before it was recovered.

The incident had happened on November 9 last year on Gorsey Brow, Broadbottom.

The Stalybridge man, of Stocks Lane, was banned from the road for a year, plus ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work.

Hyde man assaulted officer

Daniel Reilly, 32, of Bennett Mews, Hyde, has been given a 12 months conditional discharge by Tameside magistrates for assaulting a police officer.

Magistrates heard the offence had happened on August 25 in Dukinfield.

He admitted the assault and must pay £85 court costs and a £22 victim surcharge.

Drugs discovery 

Tameside magistrates have given Fido O Cassim a six months conditional discharge after he was found with a quantity of cannabis in Hyde on March 31.

He admitted the offence and was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £21 victim surcharge.

The 22-year-old’s address was given as Wilson Street, Hyde.

Compensation for assault 

Tameside Magistrates’ Court fined Paul Glynn £120 for assaulting a police officer.

The 33-year-old, of Demesne Drive, Stalybridge, pleaded guilty to the offence on December 28 last year in Stalybridge.

He must also pay £50 compensation, £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Breaking coronavirus rules 

Breaching Covid-19 rules has cost Darren Tongue a £250 fine at Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard he had failed to adhere to the rules on April 19 this year in the borough. He admitted the offence.

The 39-year-old, of Water Street, Ashton, was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Out of order 

Breaching court orders has cost Wayne Bridge, 38, of Stocks Lane, Stalybridge, a fine of £40 at Tameside magistrates. He admitted the offence and must also pay £60 court costs.

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