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Our latest round-up of cases heard by Tameside magistrates includes a woman spitting at a shop worker and a driver banned from the road for over three years...

Woman spat at shop worker

Tameside magistrates have jailed a woman for 16 weeks for assaulting and spitting at a shop worker.

The court heard the offence had happened in Manchester on August 17.

Rema Thompson, 41, initially denied the charge but later changed her plea to guilty.

Magistrates jailed her for the nature of the assault, aggravated by the offender’s previous record. 

The court heard that a member of the public had had to intervene during the assault.

Magistrates handed the defendant a Criminal Behaviour Order and instructed her to pay £100 compensation.

Her address was given as HM Prison Styal.

She also admitted breaching a supervision requirement.

Driving ban to last 38 months 

John Duncan has been banned from the road for 38 months by Tameside magistrates for an offence of drink driving.

The court heard he was stopped on May 31 this year and found to have 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The 41-year-old, of Hanover Court, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £120, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Disqualification for drug driver

Terrance Charlesworth has been banned from getting behind the wheel again for 12 months for a charge of drug driving.

The 54-year-old, of Broadhill Road, Stalybridge, admitted the offence after being stopped on Lord Sheldon Way in Ashton on December 30 last year.

Tameside magistrates fined him £392 for the offence, plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £39 victim surcharge.

Found drunk and disorderly

Sean Lee has been given a 12 month conditional surcharge by Tameside magistrates for being drunk and disorderly.

The court was told the offence had happened in a public place - namely on Ambleside Road, Stalybridge.

The 30-year-old, of Oddfellows, Ashton, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on August 20.

He was instructed to pay a £22 victim surcharge.

Fined and banned for drink driving

Tameside magistrates have banned Kyle Broomhall from the road for 14 months for being over the drink drive limit.

The 21-year-old, of St John’s Court, Hyde, pleaded guilty to the offence which had happened on Boyds Walk, Dukinfield, on February 16 this year.

He was found to have 126 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, exceeding the prescribed legal limit which is 80.

The court fined him £320 plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by 14 weeks if a driving course is successfully completed.

£100 pay back for damages 

A man who damaged windows at people’s homes in Dukinfield has been issued with a restraining order by Tameside magistrates.

It means Jimmy Cockcroft must stay away from the people’s homes and a number of named individuals.

The 36-year-old, of Rowley Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty to two separate charges of damaging windows on August 7 in Dukinfield.

He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation, fined £133 plus must pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Motorist was over the limit

John Davidson has been banned from the road for 12 months for being over the drink drive limit.

The 35-year-old, of Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, was stopped on Talbot Road in Hyde on August 22 and found to have 44 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 35.

Tameside magistrates fined him £133 plus ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is successfully undertaken.

£300 fine for drug driving

Hannah Brown, 22, of Park Road, Dukinfield, has been banned from the road for 12 months for an offence of drug driving.

She admitted the offence, which had happened on Queens Road, Ashton, on December 12 last year.

Magistrates fined her £300 plus ordered her to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £32.

Threatening and abusive 

Daniel Rodgers, 36, of Harbour Farm Road, Hyde, has been fined £400 by Tameside magistrates for a charge of being threatening and abusive.

The court heard the offence had happened in Hyde on May 8 this year. He pleaded guilty and was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £40 victim surcharge.

Guilty of harassment 

A 31-year-old man from Market Street, Hyde, has been given a 12 months conditional discharge by Tameside magistrates.

Jason Downes pleaded guilty to a charge of causing harassment and breaching a restraining order.

He must pay £85 court costs and a £22 victim surcharge.

Banned from the road 

A Dukinfield driver has been banned from the road for 12 months by Tameside magistrates for being over the drug drive limit.

Twenty-three-year-old Ricardo Giovani Discini pleaded guilty to the charge.

The court heard he was stopped behind the wheel of an Audi A4 car on April 4 this year on Set Street in Stalybridge and found to be over the legal drug drive limit.

He was fined £120 plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Charge follows after man wounded in shooting

A man from Gorton has been charged after an incident which saw a man shot in Levenshulme.

Dean Flowers, 36, of Pipewell Avenue, Gorton, has been charged with Section 18 assault, possession of a firearm and ammunition in a public place and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life.

He was charged at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

The charge comes following an incident on Sunday, September 13, when police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to reports of a man with gunshot wounds on Pennington Street in the Levenshulme area.

The victim, 36, was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. He has since been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home.

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