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Who's been in court in Tameside recently?

Tameside Magistrates' Court in Ashton.

From a man assaulting three police officers to another carrying a deadly weapon, we round up some of the recent cases put before Tameside magistrates.

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Jail for assault on police 

Ashton man Paul Wilkinson, 34, was jailed for eight months for assaulting three police officers.

He was was also threatening and abusive to a fourth officer and damaged a police cell at Ashton Custody Office. The charges are all relating to an incident in Ashton on November 30 last year. 

He had initially denied the charges but later changed his plea to one of guilty.

Twice over legal drink drive limit

Motorist Paul Christy has been banned from the road for one year and ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work for an offence of drink driving.

The 38-year-old, of Ashton Road, Newton, Hyde, pleaded guilty to the offence.

The motorist was found to have 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than two times the legal limit which is 35.

He must pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Carrying deadly blade 

A 29-year-old initially denied having a blade in a public place on October 18 last year, but later changed his plea to one of guilty. Jordan Matthews was found carrying a Stanley knife in Ashton’s Beaufort Road. 

The Ashton man, of Whiteacre Road, was handed a 16 weeks jail term by the court, suspended for 12 months. 

He must carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £128.

Expensive scooter ride 

Using an E-Scooter without insurance landed Christopher Rawlinson before Tameside Magistrates’ Court.

He had been stopped on Manchester Road, Audenshaw, on December 1 last year.

The 41-year-old, of Audenshaw Hall Grove, Audenshaw, admitted the offence and was fined £40. 

He must also pay a £34 victim surcharge and his driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points.

Drug bust 

Simon Tennant, 40, of Market Street, Hollingworth has been jailed for eight and a half years.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine, possession with intent to supply ketamine and possession of criminal property.

Officers raided his home and found more than £250k worth of drugs and cutting agent hidden in nine pizza boxes, including 2.4 kilos of cocaine and half a kilo of ketamine. 

Banned from Ashton and Stalybridge 

Prolific offender Harry Owen, 25, has been served a Criminal Behaviour Order which is to last for three years.

Owen, of Hampson Court, Ashton, had previously been sentenced for offences of theft from 25 local shops.

The order runs until June 2024 and bans him from entering Ashton and Stalybridge town centres.

Assault charges 

Hyde teenager Kami Gaston has been handed a 12-week jail sentence. 

The 18-year-old, of Lumn Road, denied two separate charges of assault relating to incidents in October last year and January this year.

However, he was found guilty by the court and handed the custodial sentence.

He was issued with a restraining order and must pay a victim surcharge of £128.

Meanwhile, Greg Durkin has been given a 12 months conditional discharge for assault.

The offence happened on December 16 in Gorton.

The 30-year-old, of Langworthy Road in Salford, pleaded guilty to the charge and was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £22 victim surcharge.

Driving charge in the hundreds

A motorist who was stopped and found to have no insurance cover on two separate occasions has been slapped with a court bill of more than £400. 

Naveed Akhtar, 33, of Peakdale Avenue, Crumpsall, was stopped on Park Parade, Ashton, back in October 2019 and then again in Manchester in December of the same year.

He pleaded guilty to both offences and was fined a total of £320, plus ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

He has been banned from the road for six months.

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