In the dock - 02/10/12

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A round-up of court stories from across Lancashire

Driver’s double fine

A motorist caught using a mobile phone has been fined £240 after it was revealed he did not possess a driving licence. Peter Ryan, 46, of Rossall Street, Ashton, Preston, admitted using a phone while driving a Citroen C5 in Lostock Hall, near Preston, on April 5 this year. Ryan also pleaded guilty at South Ribble Magistrates’ Court to driving the car in Lostock Lane without a licence authorising him to drive a motor vehicle of that class. He was fined £120 for each offence and ordered to pay £50 court costs.

Man in breach of the peace

A 27-year-old man has been bound over in the sum of £50 to keep the peace for six months. Andrew Dickinson, of Broadmeadow, Lostock Hall, near Preston, pleaded guilty to a breach of the peace on September 22. Chorley Magistrates’ Court made the order, which relates to domestic violence.

Serial thief is sent to prison

A thief has been jailed for eight weeks after stealing razors worth £121 from Boots the Chemist. James Brown Colton, 50, of Carrick Street, Preston, was subject to a conditional discharge for a similar offence when he pleaded guilty before city magistrates.

Man broke his court order

A Leyland man has been ordered to attend a series of new probation appointments after breaking the terms of his community order. Wezley Emery, 33, of Barn Croft, Moss Side, Leyland, admitted failing to attend appointments and was also told to pay £85 court costs.

Mobile phone fine for driver

A 25-year-old man has been fined £45 after he was caught using a mobile phone while driving. Ryan Smith, of Lowry Close, Lostock Hall, admitted the offence, which he committed while driving a Vauxhall car in Leyland on April 4 this year.