In the dock - 03/05/12

Crown Court

Crown Court

A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire

Motorist fined over drinking

A motorist has been banned from the roads for a year for drink-driving. Gary Walmsley, 46, of Somersby Close, Walton-le-Dale, admitted the offence. South Ribble magistrates fined him £100 with £85 costs.

Woman did not give details

A woman has been convicted of failing to give a driver’s details to police. Cathryn Bennett, 45, of Anderton Road, Euxton, was convicted in her absence by South Ribble magistrates. She was fined £525.

Speeding fine for motorist

Speeding has cost a driver £275. Anthony Abram, 43, of Croston Road, Lostock Hall, was convicted in his absence by South Ribble magistrates and fined £175 with £85 costs and £15 surcharge.

Man answers weapon charge

A businessman accused of holding an ornamental sword to a former business partner’s throat and threatening to cut off his head has made his first appearance at court. Thomas Wardrop, aged 30, of Quins Croft, Leyland, is charged with threatening to kill Paul Scudamore. He is also accused of possessing a blade at Mr Scudamore’s home in Willowmede Park, Ballam Road, Lytham, on April 30. Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be heard at crown court. Wardrop was bailed to June 27 for the committal of his case to Preston Crown Court by Blackpool magistrates. He must not contact the complainant or enter the borough of Lytham St Annes as conditions of his bail.


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