Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Illegal scrap dealer fined by courts
A man who illegally transported scrap metal waste around Preston has been ordered to pay £300 compensation by magistrates.
James Isaac Minto, of Bidston Street, Callon, Preston was prosecuted by Preston City Council following a probe.
He admitted failing to ensure waste was transferred to an authorized person.
The 32-year-old also admitted a charge of transporting scrap metal when he was not a registered carrier, with a view to profit, between January and February last year and another of carrying on business as a scrap dealer when he did not have a licence.
He was ordered to pay a £240 fine, a £30 surcharge and £500 costs by the bench at Preston Magistrates’ Court.
He also had nine months added to a suspended jail term he admits breaching.
Drunk man made lewd suggestion
A drunk man who propositioned a distressed woman for sex has been fined £40 by magistrates.
George McDonald, 54, of Greenwood, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, became intoxicated after attending a funeral and approached the woman on the Flat Iron car park in Chorley on January 25.
Prosecuting, Scott Ainge, said: “Round about 1am police officers saw a distressed female running away from someone. She said a male she didn’t know had propositioned her, which had caused distress.
When officers approached McDonald he was aggressive, refusing to give details and swearing.
Admitting being drunk and disorderly, McDonald told magistrates: “ I couldn’t be more embarrassed.”
Joseph David Fisher, 26, of Heathfield Drive, Brookfield, Preston, admitted assaulting a woman and was jailed for 16 weeks.
Claudia Jane Stevens, 24, of Deerfold, Chorley, was banned for 12 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £250 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.
Terence Van-Eysden, 26, of Strand Road, Preston, was discharged for a year after admitting being drunk and disorderly but must pay a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.
Heather Wigglesworth, 27, of Station Road, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, was given a curfew and banned for 17 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £85 surcharge and £85 costs.
Charlotte McCartan, 19, of Becket Court, Preston, admits stealing underwear and must pay an £80 fine, £30 surcharge and £50 costs.
Janine Tunstall, 47, of Dawson Walk, Preston, was given a curfew after admitting stealing underwear and must pay an £85 surcharge and £50 costs.
Helen Fish, 43, of Kennet Drive, Leyland, was given a curfew after admitting stealing hover balls and must pay an £85 surcharge and £85 costs.
Lyndsey Alexandra, 30, of Aspenwood, Bamber Bridge, Preston, was found guilty of having no TV licence and must pay a £60 fine, £30 surcharge and £60 costs.
Andrew Joseph Sullivan, 43, of Grizedale Crescent, Preston, was found guilty of assaulting a man and must pay a £20 fine, £100 compensation, a £32 surcharge and £300 costs.
Kieran Ainsworth, 19, of Burholme Place, Ribbleton, Preston, was found guilty of having a vehicle that did not meet insurance requirements and must pay a £220 fine, £30 surcharge and £100 costs.