Lancashire court round-up - May 05, 2015

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Indecent image case

A prisoner has been found guilty of making an indecent photograph of a child.

Mark Edward Case, who is currently serving a sentence at HMP Wymott in Leyland, is expected to be sentenced by Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow by a live video link.

The 33-year-old was also found guilty of possessing an indecent image of a child after a trial.

Both offences relate to a period in May last year, the court heard.

PRESTON: A prolific thief has been jailed for 22 weeks after admitting two counts of theft and two of obstructing police officers.

Tracy Jamieson, 35, of Lancaster Road, was sentenced by Preston Magistrates’ Court.

The bench heard she stole steak and cheese, and then candles, while on bail for another matter.

PRESTON: A man has been made the subject of a restraining order after he was convicted of harassing a woman.

Shabbir Darbar, 55, of Norfolk Road, Deepdale, denied the offence, but was convicted by Preston magistrates.

He was fined £165 and ordered to pay £350 costs and a £20 surcharge.

PRESTON: A man who grew cannabis has been handed a conditional discharge. Andrew Dean Mitchell, 28, of Bowland Road, Ribbleton, pleaded guilty to production of nine plants and must pay a £15 surcharge.

HESKETH BANK: A man has admitted trespassing at a Lancashire secondary school.

David Bigley, of Hundred End Lane, Hesketh Bank, near Preston, admits entering Ormskirk High School with intent to steal in January.

The bench at Preston Magistrates’ Court jailed the 33-year-old for 12 weeks following a hearing.

CHIPPING: A trespasser who broke into the Derby Arms pub has been put on a curfew for two months.

Lewis Adams, 23, of Hundens Lane, Darlington, pleaded guilty to trespass with intent when he appeared at Preston Magistrates Court.

He must pay £85 costs and £60 surcharge and stay indoors.

PRESTON: A man was convicted of assaulting another man after a trial at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

Wayne Francis Swales, 30, of Lune Street, will be sentenced on May 5.

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Joseph Hargreaves, 29, of Oxcliffe Road, Heysham, Lancaster, was found guilty of driving without insurance and must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

John Edwin Heap, 28, of Kimberley Street, Coppull, Chorley, was found guilty of failing to give a driver’s information and must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

Steven Lee, 51, of Rosemary Lane, Bartle, Preston, was given a 12- month ban and must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs after being found guilty of failing to give a driver’s information.

Keith Bennett, 46, of Chapel Lane, Coppull, Chorley, was found guilty of driving without insurance and must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

Benjamin Toussaint, 28, of Inkerman Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, admits assault and must pay a £225 fine, £50 compensation, £22 surcharge and £85 costs.

Joseph Lynch, 28, of Longworth Avenue, Coppull, Chorley, was given a restraining order after being found guilty of damaging a wall and must pay £60 compensation.

Carl Corless, 35, of Lincoln Street, Preston, admits driving while using a phone and must pay a £35 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Marvin Herbert, 43, of Smithdown Road, Liverpool, was discharged for 12 months after admitting assaulting a Preston man, but must pay a £15 surcharge and £50 costs.

Dennie Maloney, 37, of Prestwood Avenue, Harrow, admits damaging a door in Bamber Bridge and must do 100 hours unpaid work and pay a £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

Mildred Kelly, 72, of Parke Road, Brinscall, Chorley, is banned for 36 months after being found guilty of drink driving, and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £100 costs.