A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire
Train traveller handed fine
A man has been given a £100 fine for travelling on a train without having a valid ticket. Ian Martin Gallagher, 32, of Quins Croft Leyland, was found guilty in his absence at Preston Magistrates Court. He was also ordered to pay £3.90 in compensation to train group Northern Rail and he was given a £75 costs order. Gallagher was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.
Motorist given £600 fine
A driver has been given a £600 fine and disqualified from having a driving licence for six months for driving without the necessary insurance. Michael Charnley, 52, of Bleasdale Court, Longridge, was found guilty in his absence. He was also ordered to £75 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
No insurance driver fined
A woman has been fined for driving without the necessary insurance. Tanya Richards, 32, of Broughton Street, Preston, was fined £75 after pleading guilty to the offence. She was also given six points on her licence, ordered to pay £50 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Driver fined for using mobile
A man has been fined for driving while using a mobile phone. Imran Lambat, 32, was fined £35 at Preston Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to the offence which took place on March 18. He was also given three points on his driving licence and ordered to pay costs of £50. He was also ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.