A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire
Man must pay out drugs fine
A man who pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis has been handed a £245 fine. Neil Brownley, 32, of Kiln Croft, Clayton-le-Woods, appeared before magistrates in Chorley charged with possession of the Class B drug. As well as the fine, he was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. Magistrates ordered that the drugs be destroyed.
Woman didn’t buy TV licence
A woman was fined £35 after she was caught using a TV without a licence. Tracy Breakell, 20, of Heathfield Drive, Ribbleton, Preston, was proved guilty in her absence at South Ribble Magistrates’ Court and also told to pay £50 court costs.
Damage leads to cash order
A Preston woman has been ordered to pay compensation after pleading guilty to damaging a kitchen window. Amie Louise Hodges, 22, of Bairstow Street, Avenham, appeared before magistrates in Chorley charged in connection with the damage. She was ordered to pay £40 compensation, but the court did not make any costs order. The offence took place on January 30 this year, the court was told.
Cannabis find man in court
A Leyland man has been conditionally discharged after being found in possession of cannabis. Liam Graham Turner, 23, of Bleasdale Close, pleaded guilty to possession of the class B drug. He was conditionally discharged for a year by Chorley magistrates and told to pay £85 costs.
Discharge for jewellery theft
A man who stole jewellery worth £200 had been conditionally discharged for 12 months by a court. James Anthony Allsup, 35, of Great Meadow, Astley Village, Chorley, pleaded guilty before town magistrates. He must also pay a £20 victim surcharge.