Lancashire news in brief - 12/01/15

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Charity gets new co-ordinator

CHARITY fundraiser Laura Stephenson, who has worked for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, has left.

Laura covered central Lancashire and the Fylde for three years. Amy Hilton is taking over as area fundraising co-ordinator for the area.

Audit meeting

LANCASHIRE Fire and Rescue Service’s audit committee will meet on Thursday, January 29, from 10am until noon, at its headquarters in Fulwood, Preston.

Man found dead in garden

A 77-year-old man was found dead in the back garden of his house in Ribbleton, Preston, on Saturday morning.

After investigations, police are satisfied the death was not suspicious.

The road name has been withheld as all family members have not been informed.

Forum meeting

SOUTH Ribble Council’s forum meeting for Lostock Hall, Tardy Gate and Farington will be held tomorrow.

It takes place at St Gerard’s Parochial Centre in Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, from 7pm until 8pm.

Motor flips after hitting railing

EMERGENCY services were called to a car crash on London Road, near Preston Prison, at 10.40pm on Friday.

The black VW Golf flipped after hitting a railing.

Firefighters were at the scene, but didn’t have to cut the driver out. No injuries were reported.

Fairtrade group

CHORLEY Fairtrade Group is meeting at 5.30pm on Wednesday at Chorley Town Hall.

To attend or get involved, email contact@chorleyfairtrade.org.uk.

Blood donors

BLOOD donation sessions will be held on January 20 at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, in Chorley, from 1.45pm to 3.45pm and 5pm to 7.30pm.

Work to start

TWO-way traffic lights will be used on Town Road, Croston, as work by United Utilities starts today.

It will finish on Friday.

In the dock

Order flout leads to jail

A WOMAN who carried out repeated thefts at shops in Chorley has been jailed for 56 days for breaching her court order.

Victoria Joanne Heaton, 37, of Pall Mall, Chorley, admitted failing to comply with a community order imposed for theft, possessing cannabis, stealing lingerie, and breaching a court discharge.

Ormskirk Magistrates’ Court said custody was necessary because of her “limited compliance” with orders.

Court snaps

PRESTON: A shoplifter appeared before city magistrates charged with theft from Sainsbury’s.

Zoe Jane Hulton, 38, of Cedar Road, Ribbleton, pleaded guilty to stealing pens, hair bands, leather gloves and a men’s watch with a total value of £33. She was granted a 12- month conditional discharge with £25 costs.

LANCASTER: A man who was drunk and disorderly appeared before magistrates.

Paul O’Brien, 46, of Edward Street, also pleaded guilty to possession of amphetamine, a bail act offence and breach of a suspended sentence for theft.

He was ordered to pay a £140 fine and a £20 statutory surcharge.

PRESTON: A man was bound over to keep the peace for six months when he appeared before magistrates.

Richard Ernest Jonathan Chin, 40, of Burnslack Road, Ribbleton, pleaded guilty to breaching the peace in Preston.

BAMBER BRIDGE: A man has been bound over to keep the peace for six months.

Shaun Hooton, 27, of Smith Street, pleaded guilty to breaching the peace on Christmas Eve.

Preston magistrates bound him over for £100 to keep the peace for six months when he appeared at the city’s court.

The order refers to one named person.

FULWOOD: A woman who broke a window was granted a 12-month conditional discharge.

Catherine Eve Dagger, 37, of Oakwood Drive, Fulwood, pleaded guilty to criminal damage. She admitted intentionally causing £266 of damage to the window and agreed to pay compensation.

LEYLAND: A man has pleaded guilty to possession of a knife and a class B drug in Alder Close.

Kevin Turner, 27, of Manor House Close, Leyland, will be sentenced at crown court.

Robert Jackson, 41, of Church Street, Preston, admits stealing clothes from Primark and must pay a £70 fine, £20 surcharge, £85.

Sean Wood, 25, of Hallgate, Chorley, admits using threatening or abusive behaviour and was discharged conditionally for 12 months but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Robert Norris Peacock, 56, of Grimshaw Street, Preston, admits damaging a woman’s pottery figurines and will be sentenced by Preston magistrates on January 13.

Slawomir Dawid Jurek, 33, of Albert Road, Preston, admits possessing cannabis and was discharged conditionally for 12 months but must pay a £15 surcharge.

Riaz Bhayat, 24, of Oxley Road, Preston, admits possessing cannabis and must pay a £90 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

David Gibbons, 19, of Great Park Drive, Leyland, admits breaching the peace and was bound over for six months in the sum of £100.

Alexander Degnen, 21, of Ribblesdale Drive, Grimsargh, Preston, admits driving while using a phone and must pay an £80 fine and £20 surcharge.

Dennis Fisher, 41, of Grizedale Crescent, Ribbleton, admits stealing groceries and must pay a £70 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Rebecca Louise Burns, 27, of Winckley Road, Preston, was banned for 17 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £230 fine, £23 surcharge and £85 costs.

Tomasz Figurski, 33, of Tunbridge Place, Preston, admits breaching the peace and was bound over for 12 months in the sum of £200.

Mark Iddon, 44, of Mavis Drive, Coppull, Chorley, was given a restraining order and must pay a £160 fine, £50 compensation, a £20 surcharge and £400 costs after being found guilty of assaulting a woman.