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Who has appeared in court recently?

Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton.

A man jailed for assault, multiple cases of drink driving and theft in the area have been among the recent cases heard at Tameside Magistrates' Court.

Here's our latest round-up...

Drink driver avoids prison

A motorist who was more than three times over the drink drive limit has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates.

The court heard that Suzanne Shaw, 37, of Prince Edward Avenue, Denton, had been stopped on Hollins Road in Oldham on May 26.

She was found to have 129 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - more than three times above the legal limit of 35.

Magistrates gave her a 12 weeks prison term, suspended for 18 months.

They stated the nature and gravity of the offence, which had happened in the middle of the day and the high reading meant there had been an increased risk to the public and therefore warranted a custodial sentence, albeit suspended.

She was disqualified from driving for four years and must carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. Magistrates also ordered her to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £128.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 48 weeks if a driving course is satisfactorily completed.

Disqualified for one year

Wesley Coulding, 22, of Torrington Drive, Hyde, was just over the drink drive limit when stopped on Mottram Road in Stalybridge on April 23.

Tameside magistrates heard he had 41 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He admitted the offence and was banned from the road for 12 months plus fined £281.

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

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

High costs of driving offence

Driving without insurance has cost David Henderson more than £500 at Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

The 31-year-old, of Warrington Street, Stalybridge, had admitted the offence which had happened on December 20 last year.

He did not appear before the court but was fined £440 by magistrates, plus ordered to pay court costs of £90 and a victim surcharge of £44 - a total of £574.

His driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

120 hours of unpaid work

Tameside magistrates have ordered Haroon Majeed to carry out 120 hours unpaid work for a charge of assault.

The 21-year-old, of Hill Mount, Dukinfield, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on September 13 last year.

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

Told to stay away

Denton man David Losty has been ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work by Tameside magistrates for a charge of harassment.

The 41-year-old, of Reid Close, pleaded guilty and was also issued with a restraining order, meaning he must have no contact with the named individual concerned and must stay away from their address.

No insurance

A driver found to have no insurance cover has been slapped with a £300 fine by Tameside magistrates.

Vipin Mistry, 56, of St Albans Avenue, Ashton, admitted the offence which had happened back on December 14, 2019.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £225 court costs and a victim surcharge of £32.

Jailed for assault and damages

Tameside magistrates have jailed Lewis Lowe for eight weeks for offences of assault and damaging property.

The 30-year-old, of Rayner Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to both incidents which had happened in Stalybridge on May 31.

The court heard the offences had happened while he was still subject to a suspended jail sentence for another offence and the new offences had been premeditated - and so jailed him for the eight weeks.

He was also issued with a restraining order, meaning he must have no contact with a named individual.

He was also ordered to pay £350 compensation.

More than two times over the limit

Sixty-seven-year-old Philip Frankland was more the two times over the drink drive limit when stopped last month behind the wheel of a Kia Ceed car.

The Woodley man, of Hyde Road, admitted the offence after being stopped on May 7.

Magistrates heard he was found to have 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was banned from the road for 23 months, although the disqualification can be reduced by 23 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

Magistrates also instructed him to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work plus pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £95.

Theft and fraud charges

Lee Hamilton stole a handbag and its contents from an address in Crowden near Glossop, Stockport magistrates heard.

The 55-year-old then tried to commit fraud by falsely using a bank card at a shop on Market Street in Hollingworth and then at another business in Manchester.

He pleaded guilty to all of the charges and was ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work by the court.

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

Over drink drive limit

Rebecca Godfrey was found to be over the drink drive limit when stopped in Oldham on May 8, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 27-year-old, of Camberwell Drive, Ashton, was found to have 57 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

She was disqualified from driving for 12 months although the disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is successfully completed.

Magistrates fined her £100 and she must also pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Banned for three years

Tameside magistrates have banned Sean Higginson from the road for three years and fined him £900 for an offence of drug driving.

He pleaded guilty to the incident which had happened on November 10 last year on Wilshaw Lane, Ashton.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £90.

The address for the 28-year-old was given as Shenton Street, Hyde.

Over the drug drive limit

Samuel Swinburn has been banned from the road for 12 months by Tameside Magistrates’ Court for being over the drug drive limit.

The 25-year-old, of Elm Grove, Droylsden, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on December 11 on Ashton Road, Oldham.

Magistrates fined him £250 plus ordered him to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34.

Stole bank cards and cash

Simon Hawe, 39, of Mill Lane, Denton, stole bank cards and cash to the value of £40 from an individual, Tameside magistrates were told.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge for the offence which had happened last August.

He must also pay a £22 victim surcharge.

Eight weeks behind bars

Tameside magistrates have jailed an Oldham man for eight weeks.

Jason Stewart, 36, of Little Moor Lane, Oldham, pleaded guilty to stealing items from Tesco in Stalybridge on June 1. Magistrates jailed him for his previous record.

He must pay a £128 victim surcharge.

Driver already disqualified

A driver stopped behind the wheel of a Toyota Corolla in Denton was already disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence and had no insurance cover.

Jahangir Badar pleaded guilty to the charges which had been committed on December 7 last year on Edward Street in the town.

Appearing at Tameside magistrates he was fined a total of £375 and disqualified from obtaining a driving licence for a further three months.

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

The 22-year-old’s address was given as Fern Street, Coppice, Oldham.

Too threatening and abusive

A 22-year-old man from Derby has appeared before Stockport magistrates for being threatening and abusive towards an individual in Hadfield.

Omed Karim had denied two charges of being abusive on October 19 last year, but was found guilty of both by the court.

Magistrates handed him a 12 months conditional discharge, plus ordered him to pay a total of £100 compensation, £100 court costs and a £22 victim surcharge.

His address was given as London Road, Derby.

Unpaid work for double trouble

Ashton man Christopher Harrison must carry out 120 hours unpaid work for charges of assault and theft.

The 39-year-old, of Gartside Street, had denied the assault charge relating to an incident in Sale on January 24 this year, but was found guilty by Tameside magistrates.

He had admitted a charge of taking items worth just over £80 from an Aldi store in Sale on the same date.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £50 compensation.

Jailed for a week

Tameside magistrates have jailed Stephanie Rimmer for seven days for failing to comply with supervision requirements.

She admitted being in breach of the orders.

Magistrates jailed the 30-year-old, of Marler Road, Hyde, for a ‘complete lack of engagement and compliance’.

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