Lancashire court listings - Monday, March 06, 2017

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

Monday, 6th March 2017, 7:50 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:56 am
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Nuisance 999 call woman gets order

A woman has been slapped with a criminal behaviour order restricting when she can call the emergency services.

Michelle Louise Winnard, of Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, was discharged conditionally for six months after admitting sending a message via a public communications network to cause nuisance, annoyance or anxiety to another.

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The 40-year-old woman also admitted a charge of using threatening or abusive behaviour on May 22 last year, and a further charge using racially aggravated threatening behaviour towards a woman.

The bench at Preston Magistrates’ Court imposed a two-year order stipulating that Winnard must not call 999, or ask anyone to do so on her behalf, unless it is in a genuine emergency.

Any breaches could lead to a jail term.

She must pay a £20 victim surcharge.

Man had indecent images of children

A man who was found with a stash of indecent images of children and animals on his computer has been given a five-year sexual harm prevention order.

Alan Monk, of The Warings, Heskin, Chorley, admitted three counts of making and one of possessing indecent images of youngsters at Preston Crown Court, involving pictures of various levels of seriousness.

The 55-year-old defendant also admitted charges of possessing extreme pornographic images after police found images involving people with dogs and horses.

The offences are said to have taken place in Chorley between 2004 and 2016.

Monk was ordered to do a rehabilitation activity requirement and the court forfeited his computer equipment.

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Marian Ciudila, 27, of HMP Swansea, was jailed for a month after admitting being in possession of a foil lined rucksack in Leyland, for use during a theft.

Marlon John, 24, of Vicarage Close, Preston, was jailed for 18 weeks after admitting assaulting a woman and criminal damage, and was given a restraining order.

Douglas Mccormick Laurie, 59, of Toumin Court, Preston, was banned for 25 months and given a curfew after admitting drink driving, and must pay an £85 surcharge and £85 costs.

Lorna Bernadette Carter, 50, of Villiers Street, Preston, admits using threatening or abusive behaviour and possessing heroin and must pay a £120 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Paul Hesmondhalgh, 23, of York Close, Leyland, admits possessing cannabis and must pay an £80 fine and £20 surcharge.

Simon Lister, 35, of Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, was banned for 12 months after admitting drink driving, and must pay a £120 fine, a £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Kerrie McWilliam, 25, of Stable Close, Wesham, near Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly and must pay a £40 fine, £30 surcharge and £40 costs.

Scott Webb, 20, of no fixed abode, was discharged for 12 months after admitting stealing a sat nav and mp3 player and possessing amphetamine, but must pay a £120 fine and £30 surcharge.

Albert Hamill, 57, of Villiers Street, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly and must pay a £40 fine and a £30 surcharge.

Gregg Francis Dunne, 30, of Mosley Street, Leyland, admits stealing coffee and must pay £18.31 compensation to Spar.