Lancashire news in brief - 03/11/14

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Mother is fined for absences

A MOTHER from Morecambe was fined after her seven-year-old son failed to attend primary school.

Kelly-Joanne Cairns, of Windsor Avenue, was fined £320 in her absence at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court, including a £20 victims surcharge.

Hungry thief

A WOMAN was found guilty of stealing five steaks worth £55 from Marks & Spencer.

Katrina Wilson, 32, of Dee Road, Lancaster, admitted the crime at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court.

Guilty of assault

A MAN must pay £190 after pleading guilty to assault.

David Benson, 45, of Coniston Road, Lancaster was also given a restraining order.

Drink driving

MARK James Fearnley, 36, of Fairhope Avenue, Lancaster, was found guilty of drink driving at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court.

Commemorate historic event

AN event has been proposed to commemorate the presentation of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird on either November 23 or 26.

If you have any information on the Bluebird’s Samlesbury history or Donald Campbell, please contact Steve Whalley on 01772 700536.

Parkinsons help

THE Chorley and South Ribble branch of Parkinson’s UK will hold their monthly meeting on November 4 at Tatton Community Centre, Silverdale Road, Chorley.

New members welcome.

Crafty vintage

HOGHTON Tower is the venue for the Crafty Vintage Weekender on Saturday and Sunday 8 and 9 November from 10am to 4pm.

Nearly new sale

COME along to the Chorley and Leyland NCT Nearly New Sale at St Michael’s CofE High School, Astley Road, Chorley on November 8 from 12.30pm

In the dock

Cannabis farm case

A MAN is to appear before a court accused of charges relating to a cannabis farm in Leyland.

Luke Miller, of Bent Lane, Leyland, is accused of producing cannabis after plants were allegedly discovered in a property in the town in June.

The 21-year-old also faces a charge of dishonestly using electricity worth £802.

Magistrates committed the case to Preston Crown Court. Miller will next appear on January 30, 2015.

A man who caused actual bodily harm to another man has been given a 16-week jail term suspended for 18 months.

Lee Bux, 30, of Callon Street, appeared before Preston magistrates where he admitted the attack. He was ordered to pay £500 compensation, an £80 surcharge, and £85 costs and must do 150 hours of unpaid work.

Michael Dean Whittle, 24, of Withinlea, Bamber Bridge, admitted assaulting a woman during an appearance before Preston Magistrates’ Court.

He must pay a £395 fine, £39 surcharge and £85 costs.

He was fined a further £115 because it happened while subject to a court order.

Thomas Gardner, 24, of Miller Lane, Cottam, Preston, has admitted driving dangerously at Bilsborrow, as well as possessing cannabis and cocaine.

He will appear at Preston Crown Court on November 7.

Samuel Dean Lang, 40, of Fylde Road, Preston, was jailed for 36 weeks after admitting a stealing aftershave.

Preston Magistrates Court also ordered him to pay a £100 victim surcharge.

The bench said the offence was serious because the it was committed during the period of a suspended sentence.

Craig Peter Halsall, 21, of Brow Hey, Bamber Bridge, has been given an 18 week sentence suspended for 24 months after admitting stealing a woman’s phone while subject to a court order.

Preston Magistrates’ Court ruled he must pay her £175 compensation, and imposed an £80 victim surcharge.

Nathan Harry Watson, 26, of Thirlmere Road, Preston, was found guilty of assaulting woman twice within three days and is expected to be sentenced before Preston Magistrates’ Court on November 11.

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Mohammed Ahmed, 24, of Skeffington Road, Preston, admits breaching the peace and must pay £75 and keep the peace for 12 months.

Glen James Donaldson, 42, of Church Brow, Walton-Le-Dale, near Preston,was given a month curfew after admitting stealing meat, and must pay £65.46 compensation.

Shaun Thomas Beattie, 22, of Waldon Street, Preston, admits damaging a door and glass and must pay £250 compensation.

Derek Jackson, 60, of Border Drive, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, admits breaching the peace and must pay £50 and keep the peace for six months.

Martin James Perry, 33, of St Stephens Road, Preston, was found guilty of drink driving and must pay a £450 fine, £45 surcharge and £650 costs, and observe a 12 month ban.

Steven Hunt, 34, of Rowan Avenue, Ribbleton, Preston, admits failing to comply with a community order and was given 20 extra hours of unpaid work and must pay £85 costs.

Daniel Mark Dawson, 29, of Preesall Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly and must pay a £45 fine, £20 surcharge, and £55 costs.

Donald Pendry, 45, of New Village, Ingleton, Carnforth, was found guilty of failing to identify a driver involved in an offence and must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

Scott Peters, 25, of Harbour Lane, Warton, near Preston, was found guilty of driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and without insurance and must pay a £600 fine, £60 surcharge and £85 costs.and is banned for six months.

Barry Richmond, 54, of Stratford Road, Chorley, admits stealing meat worth £56.78 and was discharged conditionally for 12 months, but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.