LISTED: The Latest convictions from Preston's courts - Monday, July 9, 2018

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

Sex offender who disobeyed order

A sex offender who has failed to comply with supervision requirements after his release from prison and obey a requirement to tell police of his whereabouts has been jailed for 21 days.

Heysham man Connor Halliwell, 24, of no fixed abode admitted the two breaches of his conditions.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing £65 of cheese and steak from a Co-op store in Morecambe.

Halliwell previously hit the news when he poked fun at police on Facebook whilst he was on the run on another occasion last year.

He was found hiding in a wardrobe.

On this occasion magistrates said he had a “flagrant disregard for court orders” and had failed to provide evidence to excuse not reporting to his probation officer.

The court heard he had failed to register as no fixed abode after leaving a registered address.

Vandal must pay £1k compensation

A vandal who damaged a string of property has been ordered to do 180 hours unpaid work and take part in a ‘Thinking Skills’ programme.

Richard John Pearson, 28, of Studholme Avenue, Penwortham, went on a wrecking spree between May 25 and 28 leaving seven victim in his wake.

Preston Magistrates’ Court heard he damaged multiple roof tiles on a woman’s home.

He then went on to damage the tyres on six cars belonging to residents in the Preston area.

He was given a curfew and must pay an £85 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after pleading guilty to seven counts of criminal damage.

He must pay a total of £1,150 compensation to his victims for the damaged tyres.

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John Holt, 37, of Arkwright Road, Preston, was bound over in the sum of £100 for 12 months after admitting a breach of the peace.

Leah Tweedy, 30, of Claremont Crescent, Morecambe, was given a curfew after admitting possessing a wrap of meth amphetamine and amphetamines.

Shane Hartley, 26, of Raikes Parade, Blackpool, was banned for 18 months and must do 40 hours unpaid work after admitting drug driving in Garstang, and must pay an £85 surcharge and £85 costs.

Michael John Dempsey, 29, of West Road, Lancaster, admit possessing cannabis and must pay an £80 fine, £85 surcharge and £85 costs.

Joseph McAteer, 32, of Church Street, Preston, was jailed for 12 weeks after admitting assaulting a PC and assaulting a man.

Aaron Greaves Clitheroe, 22, of Norbreck Drive, Preston, was given a curfew and restraining order after being found guilty of harassing a woman and must pay an £85 surcharge and £325 costs.

Tina Underdown, 52, of The Green, Ribbleton, Preston, was found guilty of failing to give driver information and must pay a £300 fine, £25 costs and a £30 surcharge.

Daniel Anderton, 30, of Bowfell Avenue, Morecambe, admits stealing electrical items and alcohol and must pay a £120 fine, £204 compensation, and a £30 surcharge.

Travis Dalton, 25, of Fell View, Lancaster, admits smashing two windows and must pay £350 compensation, a £200 fine, a £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Walter Fury, 21, of Norfolk Street, Skerton, Lancaster, was banned for 15 months after admitting drug driving and must pay a £30 surcharge.