A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire
Man in court for cadet theft
A man has appeared in court in connection with a break in at the Marine Cadet hut on Cemetery Road in Preston. Jamie John Brown, 28, of Golbourne Street, Preston, is accused of entering the hut as a trespasser with intent to steal between January 31 and February 8, and will appear before magistrates on March 21. He pleaded guilty to Preston Magistrates.
Man fined over web message
A man has been fined £35 for contacting a woman via a social networking site while she had a restraining order against him. Gary Thompson, 33, Churchill Road, Fulwood, Preston, contacted his victim on Facebook on February 19, Preston Magistrates Court heard. He must pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £40 costs.
Man fined for no TV licence
A man has been fined £110 after he was caught using a TV without a licence. Lee Armour, 37, of Hendon Place, Ashton, Preston, was proved guilty in his absence of committing the offence on November 21, 2012. South Ribble Magistrates’ Court also ordered Armour to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £15 court costs.