Lancashire court listings - Monday, February 6, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston's courts.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 6th February 2017, 7:52 am
Updated Monday, 6th February 2017, 8:56 am
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Benefit cheat’s income ‘increased’

A woman who fraudulently failed to reveal a change in her circumstances to claim benefits has appeared in court.

Elizabeth Hindle, of Three Nooks, Bamber Bridge, admitted dishonestly failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions that her income had increased between May 28, 2014 and May 19, 2015.

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Preston Magistrates’ Court was told the change had affected her claims for both Carer’s Allowance and income support, leading to overpayments being made

The 46-year-old also pleaded guilty to a similar charge of failing to tell South Ribble Council of the same change, which had affected her claim for housing benefit.

She was ordered to pay a £120 fine, a £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

The bench accepted she had fully co-operated and had “shown remorse”.

Mini cannabis farm in Leyland address

A man who cultivated a mini cannabis farm at an address in Leyland has been ordered to do 200 hours’ of unpaid work.

Sean Stuart Henry Pidduck, of Meadowcroft Road, Leyland, admitted producing cannabis between February and June 2016, during a hearing at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

The plants amounted to a haul of 518.52g of the drug, the hearing was told.

The 24-year-old defendant also admitted a charge of dishonestly abstracting an unknown amount of electricity in relation to the electricity supply being bypassed at the property.

Pidduck was given a rehabilitation activity requirement by the court.

The bench also ordered him to pay an £85 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

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Sam Golightly, 27, of Waterloo Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, was discharged for 12 months after admitting damaging a Kia Sportage and must pay compensation of £200, a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Graham Ralph Craw, 69, of Bright Street, Clitheroe, was bound over for six months in the sum of £100 after admitting breaching the peace.

Michelle Hall, 44, of Gloucester Road, Chorley, was given a curfew after admitting stealing razor blades and food, and must pay £60 compensation, a £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Jack Robert Wilding, 24, of Windsor Avenue, Ashton, Preston, was given a restraining order after admitting assaulting a woman.

Karolina Kukulska, 35, of Pinfold Street, Callon, Preston, was banned for 12 months after she was found guilty of failing to give a breath test and must pay a £415 fine, a £41 surcharge and £100 costs.

Zach Ferrigno, 22, of Derby Road, Longridge, Preston, was banned for 15 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £120 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Paul Jones, 31, of Birkdale Drive, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, admits possessing cocaine and must pay a £40 fine and £30 surcharge

Michael Langton, 39, of Cunliffe Street, Chorley, was discharged for 12 months after admitting being disorderly at the Twelve Tellers in Preston and must pay a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Luke Dominic O’Brien, 24, of Fox Street, Preston, admits stealing a man’s TV and must pay £120 compensation.

Gareth Stott-Hargreaves, 32, of Greenwood, Bamber Bridge, was banned for 12 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £120 fine and £85 costs.