A round up of court stories from across Lancashire.
Lengthy ban for drink driver
A drink driver has been banned from the roads for 40 months.
Blake Thompson, 27, of Seaborn Road, Morecambe, admitted being more than twice over the limit in a
Renault Clio on Marine Road East.
Lancaster magistrates fined him £290 with £85 costs and a £29 victim surcharge.
He was banned from
driving until 2015.
Fuel thief must pay back firm
A court has ordered a man who stole fuel to pay compensation.
Matthew Clough, 23, admitted using siphoning equipment to steal the fuel from Shearings Ltd in
Lancaster magistrates ordered Clough, of Norton Grove, Heysham, to pay £40 compensation and a £60 victim surcharge. The siphoning equipment was seized.
A man has admitted failing to comply with an order from police to leave a pub on New Year’s Eve.
John Oswald Cox, 47, of Ashmoor Street, Preston, was asked to leave Roper Hall in Friargate on December 31 but did not.
He was fined £35 by Preston
He must also pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £50 costs.
His guilty plea was taken into account by the bench.
A man has been given a community order for stealing clothes worth £110.99.
Stephen Cunliffe, 44, of Samuel Street, Preston, stole three jackets and four jumpers worth £81 from Primark in
And he stole a jacket from New Look in the St George’s Centre worth £29.99.
He pleaded guilty at Preston
Magistrates’ Court and must also pay a victim surcharge of £60.
A man has been fined £135 for failing to give the identify of the rider of a Kawasaki bike that committed an offence.
Kevin Singleton, 52, of Sylvancroft,
Ingol, near Preston, was found guilty in his absence at Preston Magistrates’ Court.
He was also disqualified from driving for six months, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and to pay costs of £50.
A pensioner has pleaded guilty to stealing a Vauxhall van.
Leo Patrick Donagher, of Clevedon Road, Ingol, stole the vehicle on
December 29, Preston Magistrates Court heard.
The 66-year-old was fined £70 by the bench.
He must pay £50 compensation to the van owner from Ashton, Preston.
He must also pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £85 prosecution costs. His guilty plea was taken into account.
A woman has been fined £110 after pleading guilty to drink driving.
Talesa Navaeh Okwiri, 31, of Howgill Avenue, Lancaster, was fined at Preston Magistrates’ Court.
She was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.
She was also ordered to pay a £20
victim surcharge and pay costs of £50.
Her guilty plea was taken into account.
A man has been given a £225 fine for drink driving.
Geoffrey Peter Shaw, 56, of Tulketh Road, Ashton, pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates’ Court.
He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.
And he was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £23 victim surcharge.
His guilty plea was taken into account.
Road ban and unpaid work
A driver who failed to give police a breath specimen and was caught with cannabis has been banned from the road for three years.
Alistair Roe, 46, of
Leyland Lane, Leyland,
admitted committing the
offence in Chorley on
November 10 last year.
Magistrates gave Roe a 12-month community order and told him to carry out 57 hours of unpaid work.
Woman beater is punished
A man who assaulted a woman has been given a six-month restraining order.
Vincent Hurst, 46, of Collins Road, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, admitted attacking the woman on November 3 last year and must not contact her until July 20.
Hurst was handed a nine-month alcohol dependency treatment supervision order.
Magistrates also told him to pay a victim surcharge of £60 plus £150 court costs.
Man attacked police officers
A man who assaulted two police officers has been given a year-long alcohol
dependency treatment order.
Albert Hamill, 53, of
Franklands Drive, Ribbleton, denied assaulting the constables on October 1 last year, but was found guilty at
Preston Magistrates’ Court.
He was given a two-year community order including the alcohol course and told to pay a victim surcharge of £60 plus £50 court costs.
Court order for make-up thief
A woman who broke into a home and stole a make-up bag has been handed a 12-month community order.
Sharon Turner, 41, of Rosemead Avenue, Lostock Hall, was proved guilty in her absence at Chorley
Turner trespassed at a property in Glendale Crescent on September 17, 2012.