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Our latest round-up of cases heard by local magistrates include a host of motoring offences and a woman who spat at a police officer...

Woman spat at police officer

A 39-year-old woman who spat at a police officer in Ashton has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates.

Leanne Barlow pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on September 6 last year.

Magistrates handed her a four weeks jail term because of the nature of the offence in the Covid pandemic.

However, the sentence was suspended for 12 months because the court was told the defendant had shown genuine remorse for her actions.

She was ordered to pay £200 compensation. Her address was given as Balentine Street in Newton Heath.

Theft of alcohol and cigarettes

A thief who ran off with booze and cigarettes from two Ashton stores has been ordered to carry out 60 hours unpaid work by Tameside magistrates.

Darren Oughtibridge pleaded guilty to charges of taking items from Marks and Spencers on September 23 last year and Sainsbury’s on August 19 last year.

He also admitted a charge of assault on August 19 in Ashton.

The court ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

The 39-year-old’s address was given as Midlothian Street in Clayton.

Deliberately damaged car 

Hyde man Callum Inglefield caused an estimated £1,200 damage to a car, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 22-year-old, of Carter Street, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on September 25 last year.

Magistrates gave him a six month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £900 compensation.

He was also issued with a restraining order meaning he must stay away from a named individual.

Remanded in custody on drugs charges

A Glossop man has been charged following warrants issued in the town on Wednesday last week.

Officers executed warrants in Glossop at around 6am where drugs and cash were found and seized.

As a result Peter Swain, 41, of Kingfisher Way, Glossop, has been charged with possession with intent to supply and money laundering.

He appeared at Tameside Magistrates’ Court last Thursday and was charged with being in possession of a quantity of cannabis with intent to supply. He was also charged with being in possession of criminal property, namely £50,000 of cash.

Magistrates directed the case should be heard at Minshull Street Crown Court and he was remanded in custody to appear there on February 11.

Banned and under curfew

Natalie Mills was stopped driving along Manor Road, Droylsden, without any insurance cover, Tameside magistrates were told.

She had also been disqualified from holding a driving licence.

Pleading guilty to both offences she was banned from the road for a further six months and given a curfew order, meaning she must remain at her address for 12 weeks between the hours of 7pm to 7am each night.

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

The 34-year-old’s address was given as Irvin Street, Newton Heath.

Disqualified from the road for drug driving offence

Tameside magistrates have banned Reece Ward from the road for 12 months for a charge of drug driving.

The 23-year-old was stopped in Oldham behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta on May 16 last year and found to be over the legal drug drive limit.

He pleaded guilty to the charge, plus not having any insurance cover for the vehicle.

He was fined a total of £180 plus ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £34.

His address was given as c/o Hereford Walk in Romiley.

Drink driver disqualified

Jordan Wells has been banned from the road for 14 months and fined £120 for being over the drink drive limit.

Tameside magistrates heard the 25-year-old, of Copley Avenue, Stalybridge, was stopped in Pickering and found to have 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

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

The disqualification can be reduced by 106 days if a driving course is successfully completed.

Guilty of assault

Stockport magistrates have ordered David Oates to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work for a charge of assault.

The 43-year-old, of St Stephen’s Road, Stalybridge, initially denied the charge but later changed his plea to guilty.

The court heard the offence had happened on February 12 last year in Macclesfield.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £50 compensation, court costs of £350 plus a victim surcharge of £90.

140 hours of unpaid work

Drug driver Leighton Burt must carry out 140 hours unpaid work, Tameside magistrates have instructed.

The 25-year-old, of The Quadrant, Droylsden, admitted the offence after being stopped on April 10 on Newmarket Road in Ashton.

He was banned from the road for two years and must pay £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

Drugs discovery

Tameside magistrates fined Paula Williams £120 for being in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine.

The 48-year-old, of Mancunian Road, Denton, pleaded guilty to the charge after being found with the class A drug on September 1, 2019.

Magistrates ordered her to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge and ordered the drug be forfeited and destroyed.

Fine for not complying with court orders

Failing to comply with court orders has cost Craig Paget an £80 fine at Tameside Magistrates’ Court. 

The 40-year-old of Keats Avenue, Droylsden, pleaded guilty to the offence and was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Out of order 

Sharon Edwards, 23, of Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, breached previous court orders and has been fined £40 by Tameside magistrates plus ordered to pay court costs of £30.

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