Who's been in court lately?

Breaking orders, assaulting police officers and being over the drink drive limit are some of the cases heard by Tameside magistrates in recent days.

 

Stephen Cotton has been jailed for 12 weeks by Tameside magistrates for a catalogue of offences.

The 37-year-old stole items from a number of stores across Tameside and Glossop, plus was aggressive to store staff when approached.

The court heard the thefts had happened in May and June last year.

He had stolen speakers from Stalybridge’s Tesco worth £118, razors from Glossop’s Boots worth £236, plus various items from Ashton’s B&M store on three separate occasions.

He admitted the theft from Tesco but had initially denied the other offences, although he later changed his plea to guilty.

Magistrates issued him with a Criminal Behaviour Order and also instructed him to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

His address was given as being care of Ryecroft Hall in Audenshaw.

 

Tameside magistrates have banned drug driver Jonathon Val Dey from the road for three years.

The 24-year-old, of Penrith Avenue, Ashton, was stopped in Oldham last July on Ripponden Road and found to have drugs in his system.

He admitted the offence and was issued with a four months curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address for the duration of the order between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

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

 

Tameside magistrates have sentenced Niall Lynn to a total of 24 weeks in jail for obstructing one police officer and assaulting another.

The 27-year-old, of Birch Lane, Hollins, Oldham, had admitted the obstruction charge but initially denied the assault case, although he later changed his plea to guilty.

The court heard the offences had happened last August in Oldham.

Magistrates said the offence was aggravated by the defendant’s previous record of offending.

He must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £122.

 

Tameside magistrates have banned a Salford driver from the road for 17 months for failing to provide a breath specimen.

Kingsley Joshua, 37, of Holinshead, was stopped in Ashton back in May last year and ordered to provide the specimen.

He failed to do so and initially pleaded not guilty to the offence but later changed his plea to guilty.

Magistrates ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work, plus pay £450 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

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

 

Bernard Ward has been issued with a curfew order and suspended prison term by Tameside magistrates.

He admitted a charge of entering Millercare in Oldham with intent to steal on December 9 last year. 

Magistrates handed the Oldham 46-year-old, of Raper Street, Little Moor, an 18 weeks jail term suspended for 12 months.

They also handed him a 12 weeks curfew order.

The order means he must remain at his home address between the hours of 7pm and 7am for the duration of the 12 weeks.

Magistrates said the defendant’s previous appalling record for similar offences had played a part in the sentencing.

He must also pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £122.

 

Ryan Skarratt was more than two times over the drink drive limit while deemed to be in charge of a van, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 29-year-old, of Hampshire Road, Droylsden, had denied the offence, but was found guilty by the court, although he had not been driving the vehicle.

The offence had happened on Failsworth Road, Failsworth, on September 15 last year when he was found to have 76 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates fined him £350 plus ordered him to pay £350 and a £35 victim surcharge.

His driving licence was also endorsed with ten penalty points.

 

Shaun Jenner pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

The 37-year-old, of Pot Hill, Ashton, was fined £40 and ordered to pay compensation of £100 plus £85.

He was issued with a community order for the offences, which had happened just before Christmas on December 22 last year.

 

A thief has been jailed for taking items from stores in Oldham.

Mohammed Khalil pleaded guilty to taking the goods from a B&M store in the town and shopping from Aldi worth £76.

Both thefts had happened on January 20 while the defendant was subject to a suspended sentence for a previous offence.

Magistrates jailed him for a total of ten weeks for his record of dishonesty and breaching the previous sentence.

He must pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £122.

His address was given as Yarrow Close in Rochdale.

 

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates for a series of thefts from Ashton’s B&M store.

Kevin Martin, 36, pleaded guilty to taking alcohol and various other products from the store between December 4 last year and January 19 this year.

The total values of items taken was more than £350.

Pleading guilty to a total of five separate charges he was given a six months prison term, suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation.

His address was given as Ryecroft Hall, Audenshaw.

 

A woman has been ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work by Tameside magistrates for assaulting a police officer and being in possession of a quantity of amphetamine.

Vicky Hewitt, 41, of Kingsbridge Avenue, Hattersley, admitted the drugs charge but had initially denied the assault charge before changing her plea to guilty.

The offences related to an incident on October 11 last year.

Magistrates ordered her to pay £100 compensation plus a £90 victim surcharge.

 

Tameside magistrates have jailed Jason Biggins for four months for breaking a Criminal Behaviour Order.

The 30-year-old, of Huddersfield Road, Oldham, admitted entering a Boots store on January 20 in the town he was banned from going to.

He pleaded guilty to the offence while subject to a suspended sentence.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £122 victim surcharge.

 

Tameside magistrates fined Mohammed Uddin £120 for driving without insurance.

The 34-year-old, of Nelson Street, Hyde, admitted the offence which had happened in August last year in the town.

His driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points and he must pay £85 courts costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

 

Tameside magistrates have fined a number of individuals for failing to comply with their court orders.

Joseph Clarke, 19, of Consort Close, Dukinfield, has been fined £100 by magistrates for failing to comply with a previous court order. He admitted the offence and must also pay £60 court costs.

Christopher Melia, of Ripponden Road, Oldham, was ordered to pay the same fine and costs for also having breached a court order. He too admitted the offence.

Michael Ogden, 35, of Radcliffe Terrace, Mossley, was fined £60 and ordered to pay £60 court costs for the same offence.

He too admitted being in breach of court orders, as did Liam Pomfret, 32, of Alexandra Street, Ashton, who must pay the same fees.

Magistrates also fined Benjamin Walsh, 31, of Rochdale Road, Royton, the same sum and instructed him to pay the same costs for breaching court orders. He also admitted the offence.

Scott Brooke, 31, of Longlands Mill, Mossley, must pay a £40 fine for breaching court orders and £60 court costs. He admitted the offence.

 

A Manchester man has been ordered to carry out 40 hours unpaid work by Tameside magistrates for assault.

Dean Urey, 37, of Ten Acre Lane, initially denied the charge relating to an incident in Oldham on August 1 last year, but he later changed his plea to guilty.

Magistrates issued him with a community order plus a restraining order, meaning he must have no contact with the victim.

The court also ordered him to pay £100 costs and a victim surcharge of £90.

 

Declan Jones was over the drug drive limit when he was stopped behind the wheel of a Peugeot 107, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 21-year-old, of Lindon Road, Denton, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on May 25 last year.

Appearing before the court he was banned from the road for 12 months plus fined £369. He must also pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £36.

 

Tameside magistrates have fined more parents for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school. 

Parents face having to pay maximum fines of £440 in some cases plus associated fees of £120.

In certain alternative situations parents faced having to carry out unpaid work instead of paying fines.

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