Latest convictions from Preston's courts - Monday, December 3, 2018

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

Man, 22, had knife at railway station

Latest convictions from Preston's courts - Monday, December 3, 2018

Latest convictions from Preston's courts - Monday, December 3, 2018

A man who was seen in possession of a three inch knife during a ‘gang related’ incident has been given a suspended jail term.

Patrick Joseph Doran, of Carr Street, Preston, pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in Lancaster Railway Station on Westbourne Road, during an incident on April 25.

He also admits a charge of possessing cannabis.

The bench ruled the offence merited custody because it was gang-related and was committed in a public place and committed whilst subject to a conditional discharge.

The 22-year-old was given six months suspended for 18 months and must attend the Thinking Skills Programme,

The court ordered the knife and drugs to be destroyed.

He was fined £50 over breaching his court order and must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Assaulted as man wrecked house

A man assaulted a woman and trashed her possessions, a court has heard.

Joseph Kelly Swarbrick, of Bardsea Place, Ingol, Preston, destroyed an i-Phone, a French bulldog ornament, an ornamental clock, a display cabinet, and Turkish ornamental plates.

He also trashed a standing floor lamp, various glasses and cups, photo frames, dog toys, and a

coffee table.

During an appearance before Preston Magistrates’ Court, the 45-year-old defendant admitted assaulting his victim during the same incident on August 6 this year.

He was given a rehabilitation activity requirement and must pay a £85 victim surcharge, the court ruled.

The bench also made a restraining order to protect his victim.

Court snaps

Hazel Simone Stevens, 50, of Marlborough Road, Heysham, was discharged conditionally for 12 months after admitting stealing groceries and alcohol and must pay a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Cara Prevett, 29, of Railway Road, Brinscall, Chorley, was banned from driving for six months after being found guilty of failing to give driver information, and must pay a £660 fine, £66 surcharge and £85 costs.

Lisa Marie Robinson, 32, of Pine Court, Leyland, was banned from driving for six months after being found guilty of failing to give driver information, and must pay a £660 fine, £66 surcharge and £85 costs.

Krzysztof Hankus, 38, of Braddon Street, Preston, admits driving without insurance and must pay a £180 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Craig Robert Clarke, 32, of Northgate, Chorley, was found guilty of breaching a restraining order and must pay a £80 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Krystyn Porter Jamicki, 36, of Park Avenue, Preston, admits assaulting a woman and criminal damage, and must pay a £80 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Verity Southworth, 39, of Clartence Street, Leyland, must have alcohol treatment after admitting assaulting a man, and must pay a £80 fine, £55 compensation and £85 costs.

Paul Ashcroft, 21, of Fylde Street, Kirkham, was found guilty of failing to pay his rail fare and must pay a £440 fine, £44 surcharge and £150 costs, as well as his £10.60 fare.

Avril Abigail Annan-Anayetteman, 25, of Trinity Place, Preston, was found guilty of failing to pay her rail fare and must pay a £440 fine, £44 surcharge and £150 costs, as well as her £8.50 fare.