Who's been in court recently?

From drug driving and assaulting a police officer to smashing car windscreens and stealing handbags, here's the latest round-up from Tameside Magistrates' Court.

 

Two teenagers who smashed a car windscreen causing £500 damage have appeared before Tameside youth court.

The court heard the offence had happened in Tameside on January 10 this year.

The youths from Glossopdale - one 15 and the other 16 - also admitted being in public with a Stanley knife.

The 15-year-old faced a further charge of stealing a pair of Calvin Klein sunglasses, also on January 10, worth £400. He admitted the theft.

The teenagers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were both given nine months referral orders to Derbyshire Young Offenders’ panel.

The court ordered payment of £85 court costs and a £21 victim surcharge from each youth, which their parents/guardians must pay. Magistrates instructed the Stanley knife be confiscated and destroyed.

 

Danyal Azim must pay a court bill of more than £600 for offences in Hyde, Tameside magistrates have ruled.

The 21-year-old, of Bennett Street, Hyde, admitted damaging property worth £200 belonging to an individual in the town in November last year.

He also pleaded guilty to having a quantities of cocaine and cannabis in his possession at the same time.

Magistrates fined him a total of £300 for the offences, plus ordered him to pay £200 compensation, court costs of £100 and a victim surcharge of £32.

The court ordered the drugs be confiscated and destroyed.

 

Banned motorist Jordan Radcliffe was found to be over the drug drive limit when stopped in Oldham, Tameside magistrates heard.

The 24-year-old, of Aintree Walk, Chadderton, pleaded guilty to the offences plus having no insurance cover when stopped back in May last year on Manchester Road.

Magistrates handed him a three months curfew order, meaning he must remain at his address from 7pm to 7am each night for the duration of the order.

He was also banned from the road for a further three years.

He must also pay £150 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

 

Noel Denton, 38, of Brooks Drive in Failsworth has been banned from the road for 12 months for drug driving.

Tameside magistrates heard he was stopped behind the wheel of a Fiat Scudo van on Hollins Road, Oldham, back in October 2018.

He pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £120 plus must pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge. 

 

A teenager has been disqualified from driving for 12 months by Tameside magistrates for being over the drug drive limit.

Nineteen-year-old Zach Ashley, of Howard Close, Romiley, was found to have committed the offence last July. He pleaded guilty. Magistrates fined him £184 plus ordered him to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £32.

 

Anthony Rose has been given a 12 weeks jail sentence suspended for 12 months for assaulting a woman and causing her actual bodily harm.

The 40-year-old, of Southern Close, Denton, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared at Tameside magistrates.

The court heard that the assault had happened on December 31 last year.

Magistrates ordered the defendant to carry out 60 hours unpaid work plus pay £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

 

A disqualified driver was almost three times over the drink drive limit when stopped by police last December, Tameside magistrates heard.

Manchester man Ion Trestianu, 40, of Odette Street, was stopped motoring along Ashton Old Road in a Nissan Micra and found to have 104 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He pleaded guilty to the offence, plus driving while disqualified and without insurance. Magistrates gave him a 12 weeks jail sentence, suspended for two years, plus banned him from the road for a further four years.

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

 

Tameside magistrates have given Matthew Denbigh, 30, a curfew order for 26 weeks.

He admitted offences of stealing items from Ashton’s Asda store worth £36 on January 25, plus failing to comply with the requirements of court orders.

The curfew means he must remain at his Oldham Road address in Failsworth between the hours of 7pm and 7am for the duration of the order.

He must also pay a £90 victim surcharge.

 

Tameside magistrates have jailed Gregory Mullender for six weeks for breaking a criminal behaviour order. 

The 55-year-old, of Grange Street, Failsworth, pleaded guilty to the offence after entering Oldham town centre when he was banned from doing so.

Magistrates heard the offence had happened on January 23 and jailed the defendant for his flagrant disregard of court orders.

He must pay a £122 victim surcharge.

 

Keith Postill, 39, of Copley Avenue, Stalybridge, has been banned from the road for three years by Tameside magistrates for being over the drug drive limit.

He pleaded guilty to the charge after being stopped on Corporation Road in Audenshaw back in June last year. Magistrates fined him £120 plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

 

Pahad Ahmed, 21, of Newton Hall Road, Hyde, admitted a charge of driving over the legal drug drive limit when he appeared before the bench at Tameside magistrates.

He had been stopped back in July last year, the court heard.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 12 months, plus fined him £120 and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

 

Harrison Gibson, 22, of Rose Hill, Stalybridge, admitted a charge of failing to comply with previous court orders when he appeared before Tameside magistrates. The court ordered him to pay £60 costs for the offence.

Adam Howard, 27, of Hayle Road, Sholver, Oldham, was also directed to pay £60 costs for also failing to comply with court orders, which he admitted breaching.

Patrick Kiely, 26, of Elizabeth Avenue, Denton, admitted the same and must pay £60 court costs, as did Darren Saxon, 50, of Portland House, Ashton, who must pay the same.

Michael Frost, 51, of Wood Street, Ashton, also admitted being in breach of court orders and must also pay £60 court costs as a result.

 

A 29-year-old man has appeared before Tameside magistrates charged with three offences.

Liam Jewes, of Connington Close, Royton, was charged with assault, obstructing a police constable and damaging a police van. He pleaded guilty to the offences which had happened in Oldham on January 5 this year.

Magistrates issued him with a community order and restraining order, meaning he must have no direct contact with the complainant. He was fined £40, ordered to pay £40 compensation and a victim surcharge of £90.

 

Tameside magistrates have given a 21-year-old man a 12 months conditional discharge after he was found with a quantity of cannabis in his possession in Uppermill.

Aqaab Rahim, of Werneth Hall Road, Oldham, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on December 30 last year.

He must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £21. Magistrates ordered the cannabis be confiscated and destroyed.

 

Tameside magistrates have fined a woman £630 for assaulting a police constable.

Courtney Hunter, 24, of Chadderton Park Road, Chadderton, had denied the offence relating to an incident in Oldham on November 17 last year.

However, she changed her plea to guilty.

She was also ordered to pay £50 compensation, £100 court costs and a £63 victim surcharge - a total of £843.

 

A Stockport woman who stole a woman’s handbag in Ashton containing items valued at £800 has been ordered to carry out 130 hours unpaid work.

Zara Berry, 27, of Lancashire Hill, had denied the offence which had happened back in July 2018, but she was found guilty by the court. Appearing at Tameside magistrates she was also ordered to pay £200 compensation.

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