A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire
Drink drive man’s ban
A pensioner has been banned from driving for two years after admitting drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. Cyril Evans, 70, of Watling Street Road, Ribbleton, Preston, admitted driving a Mercedes on St Paul’s Road, Preston, when he had 94 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop at an accident on the same road. Preston magistrates banned him for 24 months with £85 costs.
Offender failed in punishment
A man has been given a 12-week suspended prison sentence for failing to observe the terms of his community order. Shaun Allonby, 24, of School Street, Bamber Bridge, did not attend Preston Magistrates’ Court which proved the offence in his absence.
Wooden door was damaged
A man admitted damaging a wooden door which was worth £200. Christopher Atherton, 39, of Milbank Court, Preston, admitted the offence at Preston Magistrates’ Court. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge with £100 compensation and £85 costs.
Beer thief is hit with a big bill
A man has been ordered to pay a total of £137.60 after admitting stealing two cans of lager. Ian Bentham, 48, of Pope Lane, Ribbleton, Preston, was ordered to pay compensation and costs by Preston magistrates.
Thefts woman gets treatment
A woman has admitted two counts of theft and attempted theft from city stores. Donna Gray, 32, of Fishwick View, Preston, admitted the offences at Preston Magistrates’ Court. She was given a nine-month drug rehabilitation requirement and attend meetings with her probation officer. The court also ordered her to pay £85 costs.
Lead thief pays compensation
A thief has been convicted of stealing lead. Raymond Mercer, 33, of Clitheroes Lane, Freckleton, denied stealing lead which belonged to a woman but was found guilty at Preston Magistrates’ Court. He was ordered to carry out 60 hours’ unpaid work with £100 compensation and £85 costs.
Cannabis man admits offence
A man admitted possession of cannabis. Shahzad Ashraf, 33, of New Hall Lane, Preston, admitted the offence at Preston Magistrates’ Court. He given a supervision requirement but no order for costs was made.