Lancashire news in brief - 01/12/14

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Satnav thief to be supervised

ANTHONY Robert Lister, 35, of Heysham Road, Heysham was given a supervision order for six months after he pleaded guilty to two offences of theft, with a third taken into consideration.

Lister, whose haul included two satnavs, a pair of binoculars and a Gucci purse, was also ordered to pay £236 compensation.

All the fun of the family fair

HUTTON village near Preston will be holding a Christmas Family Fair on Monday December 8 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Village Hall in Moor Lane.

The event will include funfair rides, a fire engine, Father Christmas on his sleigh, Christmas carols, stalls with mulled wine.

Footballer hurt

AN air ambulance was called to an incident at a football match in Adlington yesterday morning.

The crew attended Jubilee Recreation ground before noon. A spokesman said a footballer was taken to hospital by a land ambulance with a minor injury.

Clarification of DIY waste limit

RESIDENTS can apply for a free permit to dispose of up to 10 bags of 25kg DIY waste a year at Lancashire County Council’s recycling centres, not one 25kg bag as stated in Saturday’s paper. if a new scheme is approved. Coun Janice Hanson will consider the proposal tomorrow.

Shed set on fire

AN investigation was launched after a “deliberate” fire at an allotment shed.

Fire crews were called to the Blackpool Road allotments In Preston at about 1.30am yesterday. Nobody was hurt.

Church festival

MORECAMBE Parish Church is staging a Christmas Festival. The event includes a Christmas tree display and entertainment from December 4-6.

Blood donation

BLOOD donor sessions will be held at St Mary’s Church hall on Cop Lane, Penwortham on Friday December 12.

In the dock

Man admits dog crime

A MAN whose dog bit a security guard’s private parts has pleaded guilty to having a dog dangerously out of control.

Daniel Towers, 33, of Cheviot Street, Ashton, Preston, admits his Staffordshire bull terrier injured victim Malcolm Calder on June 10 as he worked at an address in the city. The case was adjourned until December 8, when a full day hearing will take place before Chorley Magistrates’ Court to decide the animal’s fate.

RIBBLETON: A man who assaulted another man in Preston in June has been given a suspended jail term.

Pioter Skrzkwski, 32, of Raikes Road, Ribbleton, Preston, was given 18 weeks suspended for 12 months by Preston magistrates’ court. He admitted the charge and was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work and pay £250 compensation.

, an £80 surcharge and £85 costs.

CHORLEY: A man has admitted producing cannabis and possessing cocaine in Chorley.

Peter James Allridge, 36, of Buckshaw Hall Close, Chorley, appeared before Ormskirk Magistrates’ Court.

He was ordered to pay a £70 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

CHORLEY: A man who torched a £2,000 Suzuki motorbike has pleaded guilty to a charge of arson. Richard Paul Lowry, 31, of Greenwood, Clayton Green, near Chorley, will be sentenced at a date yet to be set.

HOGHTON: A man who used threatening behaviour in Preston on Halloween has been given a suspended jail term.

Erick Mark Eastwood, 18, of Squires Close, Hoghton, Preston, was given eight weeks suspended for a year by Preston magistrates’ court, after his guilty plea, and must observe a curfew. He must pay an £80 surcharge and £85 costs.

BAMBER BRIDGE: A woman who assaulted a man then damaged his car is to be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on December 23. Cally McDermott, 23, of Brandiforth Street, Bamber Bridge appeared before Preston Magistrates’ Court where she admitted both offences, which happened in the period of a suspended sentence.

LANCASTER: Paul Collingwood, 29, of Sycamore Road, Brookhouse, Lancaster, admitted failing to stop after an accident in Galgate, and driving without due care.

He must pay a £145 fine, a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Court snaps

Dean Wilkinson, 26, of High Street, Lancaster,admits assaulting a man and resisting a PC.

He was given a 26 week sentence suspended for six months, and must have alcohol treatment, pay £150 compensation, an £80 surcharge and £100 costs.

Mark King, 48, of Cowling Road, Chorley, admits assaulting a man, and was discharged conditionally for 18 months but must pay a £15 surcharge and £310 costs.

Marshall Carter, 37, of Patricroft Drive, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, admits possessing the class A drug cocaine and was discharged conditionally for 18 months, but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Alexander Adam Black, 27, of The Glen, Ribbleton, Preston, admits drink driving and must pay a £90 fine, £20 surcharge, £85 costs and observe a 36 month road ban.

Craig Simon McKay, 37, of Thompson Street, Preston, admits failing to comply with his community order and must have drug treatment and pay £85 costs.

George Blezard, 54, of Peacock Hill Close, Grimsargh, Preston, admits driving without a seatbelt and must pay a £95 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Stephen Sergeant, 28, of Pope Lane, Ribbleton, Preston, admits driving without insurance or licence and must pay a £300 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Edward Mulvenna, 42, of Aveling Drive, Banks, admits breaching the peace and must pay a £150 sum and keep the peace for 12 months