These are the latest cases and convictions from Preston's courts - July 15, 2019

Here is the latest round-up of cases from Preston's courts.

Monday, 15th July 2019, 10:40 am
Updated Monday, 15th July 2019, 11:40 am
Preston Crown Court

Thief stole more than £700 booze

A serial alcohol thief has been jailed for three months after his latest crime spree.

James Thabo Charlton, of Cunliffe Street, Chorley, targeted supermarkets in Chorley, Preston Magistrates’ Court was told.

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On January 4 he stole six bottles of spirits, which were valued at £304 from Booths.

Then, on January 25 stole £170 of flowers from Asda in Chorley.

His offending continued on March 18, when he stole £282 of spirits - eight bottles - from the Booths supermarket in Chorley.

The 40-year-old defendant also stole 10 bottles of spirits, said to be worth £134.91, belonging to the Aldi store just over a week later on March 27.

The bench ruled the thefts were “aggravated” by the defendant’s record of previous offending, and said only an immediate prison term was appropriate.

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A stalker loitered outside the school where his victim’s children attend, a court has been told.

Roy Pooley, of The Martindale, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, pleaded guilty to stalking his female victim in March this year.

Preston Magistrates’ Court heard the 52-year-old loitered outside the woman’s home, and also hid behind her car.

Prosecutors said Pooley was also seen standing outside the school her children attend on most mornings over a three week period.

The bench imposed a two year restraining order and ordered him to take part in the Building Better Relationships Programme for 60 days.

He was also ordered to pay a £50 fine, with an £85 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

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Jamie Young, 28, of no fixed abode, admits damaging a wall at St Theresa’s Primary School in Preston, and must pay £100 compensation, a £120 fine, a £30 surcharge and £40 costs.

Shaun Wallis, 50, of Brick Kiln Lane, Rufford, near Preston, admits stealing caravan parts from John Charles Caravans in Garstang, and must pay a 170 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

David Dillon, 48, of Montcliff Road, Chorley, was found guilty of travelling without a valid rail ticket and must pay a £220 fine, £30 surcharge and £150 costs.

Niel Morria, 22, of Elcho Street, Preston, was found guilty of travelling without a valid rail ticket and must pay a £220 fine, £30 surcharge and £150 costs.

Wayne Bailey, 31, of Ravens Close, Lancaster, was banned for three years after admitting drug driving and must pay a £300 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Simon Leonard, 32, of Lines Street, Morecambe, was jailed for eight weeks after admitting making a threatening phone call and flouting a suspended jail term, and must pay £100 compensation.

Jolyon Francis Hanmer, 45, of Fylde Road, Preston, admits handling a stolen bank card and fraudulently using it, and must pay £50 compensation and an £85 surcharge.

Simon Ellerton, 39, of Fell Brow, Longridge, admits being in charge of a vehicle while over the limit, and got 10 points, a £400 fine, a £40 surcharge and £85 costs.

James Barnes, 53, of Maudlank Bank, Preston, was discharged for a year after admitting being drunk and disorderly in the Market Tap pub, and damaging 18 beer glasses and must pay £50 compensation, a £20 surcharge, and £85 costs.