A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire
BMW driver wasn’t insured
A motorist caught driving a BMW without insurance has been fined £600. Daniel Dixon, 25, of Ryan Close, Leyland, was proven guilty in his absence of driving the car in Ordnance Road in Buckshaw Village on August 1 last year. Magistrates in South Ribble ordered Dixon to pay £85 court costs plus a victim surcharge of £15 and handed him six penalty points.
Man failed to assist police
A man who failed to provide police with the name of the driver of a van was fined £600. James Robinson, 28, of Dovedale Close, Ingol, Preston, was proven guilty in his absence of not identifying the driver of a LDV Maxus, suspected of a road offence on August 18, 2012. South Ribble magistrates also gave him six penalty points.
Man fined for no TV licence
A man caught watching TV without a licence at his home has been fined £55. Carl Baron, 48, of Farringdon Close, Preston, was proved guilty in his absence of committing the offence on September 13 last year. Magistrates in South Ribble also ordered Baron to pay out court costs of £90.
Homeless man stole charity TV
A homeless man who stole a television worth £200 from a charity that supports the homeless has been given a six month supervision order and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge. William Hendry Quarrell, 34, stole the TV from Recycling Lives in Essex Street, Preston, on February 16, Preston Magistrates Court heard. He must pay £100 compensation to the charity. The bench took his guilty plea into account.
Man in court over thefts
A man is due to appear in court after being charged with stealing £85 of perfume sets from the Boots store in Fishergate, Preston. Martin Kilpovich, 19, of Delaware Street, Ribbleton, Preston, is accused of stealing several sets of So! perfume from the city centre store. He is expected to appear before magistrates on March 19 charged with theft.
Woman stole food and razors
A woman thief walked around a shop placing food and razor blades into her basket, then put them into her bag. The thief was seen strolling around the Co-op on Dunkirk Lane, Leyland twice before walking out without paying at 2.10pm on Saturday. She stole two joints of beef and two packets of Gillette razor blades, police said. Anyone with information should call 101.