Who's been in court recently?

From assaulting a woman and possessing cannabis worth £4,400 to breaking orders and driving bans, we round up the latest cases heard at Tameside Magistrates' Court.

 

Tameside magistrates have jailed Craig Kelly for almost a full year for a string of offences in Glossop and Tameside.

The 35-year-old, of Dean Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to a total of 11 offences all committed in Glossop between  December 21 last year and January 8 this year.

Three of the offences involved assaults on two police constables and being threatening and abusive towards another individual.

The other charges related to thefts of items from  the Home Bargains and B&M stores in Glossop, with one further charge relating to destroying a flower display and causing £80 damage at the town’s M&S store.

He faced a further three charges in Tameside all related to an incident which had happened in Mossley on October 20 last year.

These concerned one charge of racially aggravated assault, one of being threatening and abusive, which was also racially aggravated and one involving the theft of a bottle of red wine from the AS Convenience store in the town.

He denied all three charges but was found guilty by the court and was given a 50 weeks jail sentence.

Magistrates said the assault incidents had been nasty, involving spitting and biting by the defendant and further aggravated by his previous record.

He was ordered to pay a total of £500 compensation.

 

An Oldham woman has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work for three charges of assault.

Tameside magistrates heard that two people had been assaulted in the incidents dating between March 1 and April 21 last year in Droitwich, Worcester.

Appearing before the court Amanda Chadderton, 39, of Ribble Road, Oldham, pleaded guilty to all three offences.

She was issued with a restraining order plus must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

 

Heath Speakman has been given a suspended jail sentence by Tameside magistrates for harassment.

The court heard he had harassed a woman by sending her constant texts and emails.

The 49-year-old, whose address was given as care of Ward Street, Hyde, initially denied the offence but later changed his plea to guilty.

Magistrates sentenced him to 14 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, stating the harassment had been prolonged, planned and intended to cause distress.

He was ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work plus given a restraining order, meaning he must have no contact with the complainant.

He was also ordered to pay £300 compensation and a victim surcharge of £115.

 

A driver stopped on Audenshaw Road near Guide Bridge was found to be more than two times over the drink drive limit, Tameside magistrates heard.

Liam Fox pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on January 7 and found to have 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates banned him from the road for 18 months and fined him £120.

He must also pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

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

The 28-year-old’s address was given as Clippers Quay in Salford.

 

Tameside magistrates have fined Callum Paton £80 for failing to comply with previous court orders issued by Manchester City Magistrates’ Court.

He admitted being in breach of the orders, with the 21-year-old, of Edge Lane, Droylsden, also having to pay £40 associated court costs.

• Matthew Whaling, 25, of Turf Lane, Oldham, admitted failing to attend for unpaid work sessions imposed by the court.

He was fined £100 by Tameside magistrates plus ordered to pay £60 court costs.

• Robert Novak, 33, of Monksway, Oldham, has been ordered to pay £60 court costs for failing to comply with court orders. He admitted the offence.

• Zameer Azam, 34, of Queens Road, Oldham, was fined £40 for failing to comply with court orders. He also admitted being in breach of the orders.

• Magistrates fined Matthew Cartledge, 31, of Bagley Street, Droylsden, £40 for breaching court orders, which he also admitted.

• John Higgins, 57, of Wesley Street, Failsworth, admitted breaching court orders and was also fined £40 for the offence.

• Nick Stephenson, 27, of Tudor Avenue, Stalybridge, must pay £40 court costs for breaching court orders. He admitted the charge.

• Aaron Wilson, 32, of Hurst Brook, Ashton, admitted breaching court orders and must pay £40 court costs for the offence.

 

Tameside magistrates have ordered Joshua Frost to pay £70 compensation for damaging a door window at a public house in Oldham.

The 23-year-old admitted causing the damage during an incident on January 10 this year at the Bees Knees.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £21.

His address was given as Crossley Street, Milnrow, Rochdale.

 

Jason Downes has been given a restraining order and must pay out more than £1,300 after pleading guilty to a charge of assault.

Tameside magistrates heard the offence had happened in Hyde on September 3 last year.

The 30-year-old defendant, of Market Street, Hyde, initially pleaded not guilty to the offence but later changed his plea to guilty.

Magistrates fined him £600, plus ordered him to pay compensation of £150, court costs of £520 and a victim surcharge of £90 - a total of £1,360.

The restraining order means he must have no direct or indirect contact with the complainant.

 

An Ashton woman who was threatening and abusive and assaulted another woman in the town has been given a curfew order by Tameside magistrates.

Leanne Gilligan, 26, of Whiteacre Road, pleaded guilty to both offences relating to incidents on November 4 last year.

The order means she must remain at her address between the hours of 8pm and 6am each night for six weeks.

She must also pay £50 compensation, £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

 

Samantha Hirst must carry out 60 hours unpaid work for being threatening and abusive and damaging the panels of a car.

The 26-year-old, of Curzon Road, Ashton, admitted both offences relating to incidents on November 4 last year.

Magistrates ordered her to pay a total of £100 compensation, plus court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £85.

 

Dukinfield driver Jake Patel has been banned from the road for six months for drug driving.

The 26-year-old, of Laycock Drive, pleaded guilty to the offence after being stopped on Yew Tree Lane in the town in April last year. Appearing at Tameside Magistrates’ Court he was fined £172, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

 

Nicola Cox, 30, of Howardian Close, Oldham, has been ordered to carry out 40 hours unpaid work by Tameside magistrates.

She admitted a charge of being threatening and abusive in Stalybridge on November 4 last year.

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

 

Tameside magistrates have fined more local parents for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school. Fines of up to £440 plus associated costs of a further £150 were imposed by the court.

 

Tameside magistrates have given a Stalybridge man a suspended jail sentence after he was discovered in possession of cannabis which had a potential street value of £4,400.

Paul Bottomley, 52, of Mottram Road, had pleaded not guilty to the charge relating to June 3 last year.

However he was found guilty of the offence by the court.

Magistrates handed him a six weeks prison sentence, suspended for 12 months because of the high value of drugs discovered. 

The court heard he had also been found with almost £1,000 of cash at the time of the offence.

He was ordered to pay £300 court costs plus a victim surcharge of £115.

 

Craig Jump was found behind the wheel of a car when disqualified from holding a driving licence, Tameside magistrates were told.

The 31-year-old admitted the offence after being stopped driving an Audi A3 along Robinson Street in Oldham on New Year’s Day.

He also had no insurance.

Magistrates gave him a ten weeks curfew, meaning he must remain at his Sussex Close address in Chadderton between the hours of 8pm and 5am each night for the duration of the curfew.

He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

 

Twenty-year-old Asad Mehmood took a Renault Clio to drive without the consent of the owner and without insurance cover.

The Oldham man from Garthwaite Avenue pleaded guilty to both offences when he appeared before Tameside magistrates.

He was fined a total of £80 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £32.

His driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

 

David Perry, 37, of Huddersfield Road, Carrbrook, has been fined £125 by Tameside magistrates for driving without due care and attention.

The charge related to an incident in Macclesfield on January 18.

He was also ordered to pay £150 court costs plus pay a victim surcharge of £30. 

His driving licence was endorsed with three penalty points.

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