A hefty theft from a shop in Denton, a man who has been charged and fined for assault, and a motorist driving way above the drink drive limit are among the recent cases heard by Tameside Magistrates' Court.
Here's our round-up...
Drug driver was already banned
Disqualified driver Hamidul Islam was found to be over the drug drive limit when stopped in the town on September 12 last year.
Tameside magistrates heard the 23-year-old, of Church Street, Hyde, had been stopped on Jackson Street in the town and had admitted the offence.
He also pleaded guilty to driving when disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence plus having no insurance cover.
Magistrates gave him an eight weeks prison term, suspended for 12 months.
He was also given a six weeks curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 1am and 10.30am each night.
He was banned from the road for a further three years plus must pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £128.
Motorist above drink drive limit
Annabel Hall was over the drink drive limit when stopped on Hartshead Close in Ashton.
Appearing at Tameside magistrates, the 26-year-old admitted the offence after being found to have 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
The court heard the offence had happened on April 27 this year.
Magistrates banned her from the road for 16 months and fined her £80, plus ordered her to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
The driving disqualification can be reduced by four months if a driving course is successfully completed.
Her address was given as Holthouse Road, Tottington, Bury.
Threat of jail for would-be thief
Tameside magistrates have given Alan Smith a suspended jail sentence for entering a building with intent to steal.
The 48-year-old, of Ashton, admitted entering the Hyde Islamic Resource Centre on April 15 last year with the intention of taking items from the address.
He was given an eight weeks jail term, suspended for 12 months.
Magistrates ordered him to pay £300 compensation.
Tameside magistrates have fined more parents / carers for failing to ensure their children have regularly attended school.
Parents faced fines of up to £200, plus must pay additional court costs of more than £120.
Suspended jail sentence
Tameside magistrates have given a Stalybridge man a suspended jail sentence for charges of stalking and stealing cash plus engagement, wedding and eternity rings from an individual.
The court heard the theft offences had happened on March 5 this year but the stalking had gone on between March 8 and March 13 and March 16 and March 20 this year.
Joseph Kirkpatrick initially denied the offences but later changed his plea to one of guilty.
Magistrates gave him a 20 weeks jail sentence, suspended for 12 months.
The 37-year-old, of Demesne Drive, was also given a curfew order meaning he must remain at his address between the hours of 10pm and 6am each day for three months.
Magistrates handed him a restraining order meaning he must have no contact with the individual concerned.
He was ordered to pay £400 court costs plus a victim surcharge of £128.
Disqualification to last one year
Amy Harding was stopped on Crescent Road in Dukinfield and found to be over the drink drive limit, Tameside magistrates were told.
The 29-year-old admitted the offence which had happened on June 6 last year.
The court heard she was found to have 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Magistrates disqualified her from driving for 12 months, although the disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is successfully completed.
She was fined £120, plus must pay court costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £34.
Her address was given as Culver Road, Stockport.
Tameside magistrates have fined a number of the borough’s residents for breaching Covid regulations.
Those concerned had held gatherings at local addresses where two or more people were present last October, breaching the Covid guidelines at the time.
Fines handed out by the court topped £1,750, with associated court costs of more than £260 also having to be paid.
Big theft from Mini Mart
Shaun Burke stole spirits and cigarettes worth more than £860 from Two Trees Mini Mart in Denton.
The 22-year-old admitted the offence which had happened on December 15 last year.
Tameside magistrates were told he was also found in possession of a quantity of cannabis at the Holiday Inn in Manchester on March 4 this year, a charge he also admitted. Magistrates ordered him to carry out 160 hours unpaid work, plus pay £910 compensation.
His address was given as Catchdale Close, Manchester.
Banned from the road
Hamza Arshad was found to be over the drug drive limit when he was stopped in Ashton, Tameside Magistrates’ Court heard.
The 21-year-old, of Whiteacre Road, Ashton, was stopped on Ladbrooke Road in the town on November 11, 2020 and found to be over the legal limit.
The court fined him £133 and banned him from the road for 12 months.
He was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
Fined for damages
Tameside Magistrates’ Court has fined Michael Wrigley £80 for damaging property.
The 35-year-old, of Ravenhead Square, Stalybridge, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on April 15 last year.
He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
£500 fine for assault
Hyde man Matthew Jackson has been fined £500 by Tameside magistrates for a charge of assault.
The 55-year-old, of King Edward Road, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened in the town on January 25 last year.
He was ordered to pay £100 compensation plus must pay £85 court costs and a £50 victim surcharge.
Refused to provide specimen of breath when required
Scott Chambers refused to provide a specimen or specimens of breath for analysis when suspected of having committed a driving offence.
The incident had happened in Ashton on December 21 last year.
Appearing before Tameside magistrates, the 32-year-old, of Oxton Street, Openshaw, admitted the offence.
His licence was endorsed with ten penalty points and magistrates fined him £120.
He must also pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.