Lancashire court round-up - May 25, 2015

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Thief who stole toys

A MAN who stole four toys from the film Marvel Avengers from a city shop has appeared in court.

Joseph Speariett, of Herbert Street, Preston, admitted a charge of theft to Preston Magistrates’ Court, which heard the toys were worth almost £60.

The bench gave the 42-year-old a 12-month conditional discharge.

He was also ordered to pay a £15 surcharge and a £150 criminal courts charge.

CHORLEY: A man has admitted assaulting a woman, and assaulting three people to prevent being “detained” for an offence.

Aaron Worthington, 19, of Bow Wood Close, appeared before Chorley magistrates.

He must do 80 hours unpaid work and pay £125 compensation, £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

CHORLEY: A man who posted insulting messages about a woman on Facebook has been given a restraining order and must pay a £245 fine and £25 surcharge.

Elliot Greenwood, 21, of Lewis Close, Adlington, contacted the woman 21 times, Chorley Magistrates heard.

He admitted harassment.

PRESTON: A man who admits sending grossly offensive or menacing messages is to be sentenced on May 27.

Lee Silcock, 29, of Larches Lane, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, will appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court.

PRESTON: A man who stole goods from a shed in Serpentine Allotments in Preston has been jailed for 22 weeks for breaching a suspended sentence.

Kenneth Bamber, 43, Balfour Road, Fulwood, Preston, admitted a count of trespass with intent to steal.

Preston Magistrates’ Court also ordered him to pay an £80 victim surcharge.

CHORLEY: A man who caused £750 of damage to windows belonging to Chorley Council has been jailed for seven days.

Liam Stirling, 25, of Rothwell Crescent, Chorley, appeared before magistrates who ordered him to pay an £80 surcharge.

He also admitted stealing a scarf.

PRESTON: Conner Harkness, 18, of Grizedale Place, Ribbleton, must pay £50 compensation to a woman he admits assaulting, as well as a £60 surcharge, £85 costs and £150 criminal courts charge.

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Phillip Schofield, 36, of Buchanan Street, Chorley, was given a curfew after admitting assaulting a woman and must pay £100 compensation, a £60 surcharge and £85 costs

Aftkhar Mahmood, 22, of Fletcher Road, Preston, is banned for six months after being found guilty of driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Derrick Malaney, 45, of Hornby Drive, Newton, Preston, must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs after being found guilty of driving without insurance.

Daniel Malik, 30, of Henderson Street, Plungington, Preston, was found guilty of driving without an MOT and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Koisur Miah, 22, of Brixton Road, Frenchwood, Preston, must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs after being found guilty of driving without insurance.

Charles Newsham, 65, of Pall Mall, Chorley, was banned for six months after being found guilty of failing to give driver information, and must pay a £110 fine.

Paul Williams, 38, of Watling Street Road, Ribbleton, Preston, admits damaging a TV, two mobile phones and a door, and was discharged for two years but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Gary Thomas Francis Walmsley, 43, of Lancaster Road North, Preston, was jailed for two weeks after admitting stealing meat products and must pay an £80 surcharge

Liam O’Reilly, 35, of Lancaster Road North, Preston, must have drug treatment after admitting stealing a toothbrush and must pay a £50 fine and £85 costs.

Edyta Soloducha, 34, Tennyson Court, Preston, admits damaging a window and door and must pay £200 compensation and £85 costs.