Who's appeared in court recently?

From sending threatening texts and dumping rubbish to dropping a cigarette and operating a car wash outside its permitted hours, Tameside magistrates have dealt with a wide range of cases as our latest round-up shows.

 

Council officers were in a lather when a car wash business continued operating outside of its permitted hours.

With the car cleaning continuing, Ahmed Mohammed was hauled before Tameside magistrates to answer the charge.

The court heard the car wash was restricted to operating between the hours of 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

But the business breached the terms of the notice issued under the town and country planning act by Oldham Council.

The defendant, of Belgrave Road, Oldham, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined a total of £273 plus ordered to pay court costs of £200 and a victim surcharge of £30 - a total of £503.

 

An Ashton driver was almost two times over the legal drink drive limit when stopped in the town, Tameside magistrates heard.

Thirty-seven-year-old Qamar Zaman, of Marlborough Street, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on January 29 on Manchester Road, Ashton.

He was found to have 73 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 18 months, plus fined him £60 and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £32.

The disqualification can be reduced by around 15 months if a driving course is successfully completed.

 

Tameside magistrates have given Brian Ogden a suspended jail sentence for harassment.

The 32-year-old, of Union Street, Oldham, pleaded guilty to the offence although initially he had denied the charge.

The court heard the charge related to an incident between December 5 and 12 last year in Failsworth.

Magistrates heard the defendant had sent numerous threatening texts.

The court handed him a four months jail sentence, suspended for two years.

He must pay a victim surcharge of £122 and court costs of £250.

 

Tameside magistrates have fined Callumn Ratchford £250 for failing to comply with a community order.

The 28-year-old, of St Paul’s Street, Stalybridge, admitted being in breach of the order and must also pay £60 court costs.

Others facing paying fines and court costs were: 

  • Failing to comply with a community order made by Tameside magistrates also cost Abdullah Zubair, 23, of Coppice Street, Oldham, a fine of £250. He admitted the offence and must also pay £60 court costs by the magistrates.
  • Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Nelson, of St Anne’s Road, Denton, was fined £200 by Tameside magistrates for failing to comply with supervision orders. He admitted being in breach of the orders and must pay £60 court costs.
  • Oldham man Ibraaz Shafique, 21, was fined £80 by Tameside magistrates for failing to comply with the requirements of a community order. He admitted the offence and was also ordered to pay £60 court costs. His address was given as Camberwell Street.  
  • Graham Duffy, 57, of Kimberley Street, Oldham, was fined £40 by Tameside magistrates plus ordered to pay £60 costs for failing to comply with court orders. He admitted the offence.
  • Billy Dempsey, 31, of Cartmel Crescent, Chadderton, must foot a court bill for £150 costs for breaching court orders. He admitted the offence at Tameside magistrates.
  • Sean Diveney, 30, of Spindle Mews, Oldham, must pay £60 court costs for failing to comply with previous court orders. He admitted being in breach of the orders when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.
  • Martin DcDonagh, 28, of Derwent Walk, Oldham, also admitted being in breach of previous court orders and was instructed to pay £60 court costs as a result by Tameside magistrates.
  • Kyle O’Reilly was instructed to pay £60 court costs by Tameside magistrates for breaching court orders. He admitted the offence. The 24-year-old’s address was given as Palatine Street, Rochdale.
  • Kelly Pogson, 32, of Clough End Road, Hattersley, was fined £50 by Tameside magistrates for failing to comply with court orders. She admitted being in breach of the orders.

 

Dukinfield driver David Mort was more than twice over the legal drink drive limit when stopped in Ashton, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 42-year-old, of Church Street, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on February 2 on William Street.

He was found to have 94 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35.

Magistrates banned him from the road for two years and instructed him to carry out 60 hours unpaid work.

He must also pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £90.

The driving disqualification can be significantly reduced by around 18 months if a driving course is successfully undertaken.

 

Dropping a cigarette has cost Colin Cooley £747.

The 49-year-old, of Yew Tree House, Chadderton, was charged with littering in the pedestrianised area of High Street in Oldham on July 1 last year plus failing to give his name and address to an authorised officer of the council.

The defendant did not appear before the court, but Tameside magistrates found the charges against him proved.

Magistrates fined him £220 for each offence plus ordered him to pay £275 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge - a grand total of £747.

 

Tameside magistrates have fined Margaret Buckley £40.

The 67-year-old, of Lydgate Fold, Lydgate, admitted failing to adhere to the terms of a notice issued in relation to the condition of a property in Manor Road, Oldham, which she owned.

The notice was issued by Oldham Council last September. The court ordered her to pay costs of £150 plus a victim surcharge of £32.

Martin Buckley, 63, of the same address, faced exactly the same charge and also pleaded guilty. He was fined £149 and also ordered to pay £150 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

 

Tameside magistrates have ordered Andrew Heginbotham to carry out 80 hours unpaid work.

The 29-year-old, of Acres Lane, Stalybridge, admitted three charges of being in possession of a quantity of drugs plus a further charge of being in possession of a weapon, namely CS spray.

The charges all related to an incident on October 18 last year.

Magistrates ordered the drugs - cannabis and cocaine, plus the CS spray, to be confiscated and destroyed.

The defendant must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £90.

 

Dumping bags of general household waste in a layby has cost an Oldham man almost £1,000 at Tameside magistrates.

Lurie Cotonet, 35, of Port Street, pleaded guilty to dumping six bags of waste in a layby off Crime Lane, Daisy Nook, on or around February 14 last year.

Magistrates fined him £400 plus ordered him to pay court costs of £556 and a victim surcharge of £40 - a total of £996.

 

A motorist who pleaded guilty to an offence of drug driving has been banned from the road for 12 months.

Robbie Cooney, 21, of Sydenham Street, Oldham, was stopped on August 9 last year on Vulcan Street in the town and found to be over the limit.

Appearing at Tameside magistrates he was fined £60 plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and pay a victim surcharge of £32.

 

Philip Cowell drove along Longfellow Crescent in Oldham last August while over the drug drive limit, Tameside magistrates heard.

Magistrates banned the 23-year-old from the road for 12 months, plus fined him £40 and ordered him to pay court costs of £85 plus a £32 victim surcharge.

The Oldham man, of Rembrandt Walk, pleaded guilty to the charge.

 

A Liverpool man has been banned from the road by Tameside magistrates for driving through Stalybridge when over the drink drive limit.

Alexander Sandor was stopped on Wakefield Road in the town and found to have 80 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the prescribed limit of 35.

He pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on January 28 and was fined £60 plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £32.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 20 months, but the driving disqualification can be reduced by around 16 months if a driving course is successfully completed.

 

A woman who assaulted a police constable has been given a community order and must pay £50 compensation, Tameside magistrates have instructed.

Jessica Jenkins, 31, of Back Bower Lane, Hyde, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on January 19.

 

Kerry Davenport, 43, of Duke Road, Hyde, has been ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work by Tameside magistrates.

She admitted dishonestly claiming benefits and failing to notify Tameside Council of a change in her circumstance.

The court ordered her to pay £85 court costs and pay a victim surcharge of £85.

 

More parents face fines for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school.

Tameside magistrates handed out fines of more than £320 in some instances, plus ordered associated court costs of a further £180 also be paid.

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