Lancashire court listings - Monday, June 19, 2017

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

Dangerous driver sped through city

A driver who led police on a dangerous chase through Preston has been given a 16 week jail term suspended for a year.

Mohammed Laheri, 22, of Beardwood Drive, Blackburn, drove a Volkswagen Passat through red lights and no entry signs, during the police pursuit on April 23, which took him onto Moor Lane, St George’s Road, Garstang Road, Friargate and Cheapside.

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The court heard he sped through a residential area and through a pedestrianised area in the city centre. The bench said he showed “total disregard” for pedestrians leaving licenced premises late at night.

At the time he only had a provisional licence and was still on licence from a jail term.

He was given a curfew and 18 month road ban after admitting dangerous driving, failing to stop, and having no insurance or licence.

He must also pay a £115 surcharge and £85 costs.

Man failed to declare a pension

A man who failed to declare his pension to the authorities has landed himself in hot water.

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Terence Howard Griffiths, of Garstang Road, Bowgreave, Preston, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the Department for Work and Pensions, with a view to obtaining employment support allowance payments for himself.

During an appearance before Preston Magistrates’ Court, the court was told how he had made a dishonest statement on March 25, 2013, which did not declare he was receiving a pension payment.The bench ordered the 65-year-old defendant to pay a £426 fine.

He must also pay a £42 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

The court took his plea into account.

Court briefs

Corey Mark Taylor-Aspinall, Robin Hey, Leyland, must do 80 hours unpaid work after admitting assaulting a man and must pay £100 compensation, and an £85 surcharge.

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Frank Geoffrey Wrona, 37, Deepdale Road, Preston, was discharged for a year after admitting damaging a door and lock but must pay a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Gareth Walker, 33, of Fairview Drive, Adlington, Chorley, admits driving without insurance and must pay a £300 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Gerard Thompson, 36, of Gib Lane, Hoghton, near Preston, was found guilty of failing to give driver information and must pay a £660 fine, £66 surcharge and £85 costs.

Marlon Luke Cross, 31, of Sheep Hill Brow, Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley, was given a curfew after admitting breaching a restraining order and must pay an £85 surcharge and £85 costs.Marnie Etell, 19, Alston Lane, Alston, Preston, was banned for 14 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £120 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

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Daniel Paul Cookson, 55, of Shakespeare Road, Preston, was given a curfew after admitting stealing a coat, then fraudulently asking for a refund for it, and must pay an £85 surcharge.

Robert Jackson, 31, of Towngate, Leyland, admits being drunk and disorderly and must pay a £66 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Gavin William Howard, 29, of Colleyvale, Garstang,was jailed for six weeks after admitting conspiring to steal £195 of meat from Marks & Spencer.

Michelle Hall, 44, of Chapel Street, Adlington, was given 12 weeks in jail suspended for a year after admitting assaulting a security guard and theft, and must have drug treatment.