Lancashire court listings: Monday, September 4, 2017

Here are the latest cases from Preston's courts.

Monday, 4th September 2017, 11:34 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:46 pm

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Pet rabbit was savaged by dog

A woman who let a dog savage a pet rabbit to death has been given a 12-week jail term, suspended for 18 months.

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Katie Swinbank, of Byron Crescent, Coppull, near Chorley, was also disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years by Preston Magistrates’ Court, following the RSPCA-led prosecution.

The 18-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the rabbit’s protection from a dog.

The horrific incident took place on February 19 at an address in Chorley, the court was told.

The bench said only a custodial term was appropriate as her actions had caused the rabbit’s death.

Preston Magistrates Court also imposed a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days, and ordered Swinbank to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £300 in prosecution costs at a rate of £5 a week.

M6 nuisance gets suspended term

A woman who twice put lives at risk on the M6 motorway when she sat on a bridge with a bottle of vodka has been given eight weeks in prison, suspended for a year,

Lauren Victoria Wearing, 23, of Waterside, Lancaster, admitted intentionally causing herself to be over the M6 at Scotforth on July 9 when it was obvious it would be dangerous.

She also admitted a similar incident in the same place on June 26, when she also had a bottle of vodka.

The bench said custody was necessary as she was drunk, and there was a potential for serious danger to road users.

Preston Magistrates’ Court imposed a rehabilitation activity and ordered her to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £300 prosecution costs at a rate of £5 a week.

Mubarak Faisal Al-Dosari, 23, of Market Street, Preston, was found guilty of driving without insurance and must pay a £660 fine, £66 surcharge and £85 costs.

Toby Kierzek, 29, of Oakley Road, Heysham, near Lancaster, was given a curfew after admitting stealing wine and cigarettes from a house, and must pay £15 compensation,£85 surcharge and £85 costs.

Martin Sorrenson, 35, of Marine Road West, Morecambe, was jailed for 26 weeks and given a restraining order after admitting causing actual bodily harm to a woman in front of her children and smashing her window.

Anon Ninwichian, 24, of Searby Road, Scunthorpe, was jailed for 22 weeks after admitting assaulting a man and must pay £400 compensation.

Jason Craig Martin, 30, of Hollinshead Street, Chorley, admits possessing diamorphine and must pay a £120 fine and a £30 surcharge.

Geoffrey Shane Kenny, 45, of Bloomfield Court, Preston, was discharged for six months but must pay £13.50 compensation after admitting two counts of stealing groceries.

Thomas Lumley, 26, of Chatsworth Road, Lancaster, was fined £400 after admitting assaulting a man and must pay £100 compensation and a £40 surcharge.

Paul Hopkinson, 26, of Blackpool Road, Lea, was given a restraining order and 100 hours unpaid work after admitting harassing a woman, resisting a PC and damaging a police van door and must pay £50 compensation and an £85 surcharge.

Liam Duncan, 27, of Turnfield, Ingol, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly and damaging a door, and must pay £100 compensation, a £230 fine, a £30 surcharge and £85 costs.