Lancashire news in brief - 19/01/15

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Dementia help at roadshow

A DEMENTIA Community Roadshow will be at Kirkham Market on Thursday, January 22, between 9am and 3pm, Market Square, Main Street to increase local awareness and understanding of the condition.

Free information and advice will be on offer.

Motorway crash

A HGV and a car were involved in a collision on the M6 south near junction 35 on Friday during the morning rush hour.

Firefighters attended the scene shortly before 8am to make it safe.

Mayoral event

THE Mayor of Chorley will host the Mayor’s Charity Ball on February 6. Tickets cost £30 available from the Mayor’s Secretary on 01257 515113.

Three tier meet

The Chorley Three Tier Liaison meeting, of all councils in the borough, is being held at 6.30pm on Wednesday January 21.

Damage man must pay victim

BENJAMIN Flintoff, 21, of Oaklands Drive, Penwortham, Preston, admits criminal damage after wrecking a woman’s door.

He was discharged conditionally for 12 months by magistrates but was ordered to pay £600 compensation to his victim by Preston Magistrates’ Court.

Ban for driver over failure

CATALIN Hodorog, 39, of Eaves Lane, Chorley, was fined £600 and banned for six months after being found guilty of failing to give driver information.

The offence dates back to May 2012.

She must pay a £60 surcharge and £85 costs, Chorley magistrates ruled.

Uninsured man

MICHAEL Addison, 54, Crown Street, Farington, Leyland, has been fined £1,000 after being found guilty of two counts of driving without insurance and having no MOT.

He must pay £145 costs and is banned for six months.

In the dock

Racist incident in city

A MAN who used threatening behaviour in a racist incident in Preston in December has been fined by Preston Magistrates’ Court.

Mark Fitzgerald, 29, of Wildman Street, Preston, admitted a charge of being drunk and disorderly, and using racially aggravated threatening words or behaviour on Church Street in the city on December 21.

He was ordered to pay a £210 fine, £21 surcharge and £85 costs by the bench.

LOSTOCK HALL: A benefit fraud has been discharged conditionally for two years, but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Wayne Smith, 40, of School Lane, Lostock Hall, near Preston, admitted failing to notify authorities he was self employed, affecting his claims for Jobseekers Allowance and Housing Benefit.

PRESTON: A man who was drunk and disorderly outside Royal Preston Hospital’s A and E department on January 3 has been discharged conditionally for 12 months.

David Charles Pickup, 64, of Aberdare Close, Blackburn, was ordered to pay a £15 surcharge by Preston Magistrates’ Court.

CHORLEY: Ian Wallace, 47, of Hollinshead Street, Chorley, has admitted inflicting actual bodily harm on a woman on New Year’s Eve in Preston.

He is expected to be sentenced for the attack at Preston Crown Court on February 6.

PRESTON: A man who climbed through a woman’s window has admitted harassment.

Ronnie Roy Ritchie, 23, of Marlfield Close, Ingol, Preston, admitted a course of conduct between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

He will be sentenced at Preston Magistrates Court on February 25.

LANCASTER: Craig Callaghan, of Harcourt Road, Lancaster, admits stealing metal wiring from a premises in Morecambe belonging to Lancaster City Council.

The 36-year-old was given a one month conditional discharge by the bench, and was also ordered to pay a £15 surcharge.

LANCASTER: Toni Davies, 24, of Peplow Road, Heysham, was found guilty of assault.

She was discharged for six months but must pay £50 compensation, £15 surcharge and £250 costs.

Court snaps

Kate Reilly, 31, of William Street, Carnforth, was found guilty of driving while using a phone and must pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £150 costs.

Andrew Keating, 53, of Lune Street, Lancaster, admits using threatening behaviour and received six weeks suspended for 12 months.

Jaydon Connor Garthwaite, 19, of New Road, Lancaster, admits stealing liqueur and must pay £20 compensation and 350 costs.

Charles O’Neill, 33, of Riverview Court, Morecambe, was bound over for six months in the sum of £100 to keep the peace after admitting breaching the peace

Sylvia Beveridge, 33, of Broadway, Lancaster, was given a curfew after admitting stealing a Braun epilator and two gel nail kits worth £199.99 and must pay a £60 surcharge.

Andrej Gabco, 30, of Dorset Road, Preston, was found guilty of keeping an unlicenced car on the road and must pay a £200 fine, and £90 costs.

Karen West, 47, of Russell Square, Chorley, admits possessing diamorphine and receiving a stolen bank card, and was discharged conditionally for 12 months but must pay a £75 fine and £85 costs

Alistair Armistead, 18, of Whitmore Drive, Moor Nook, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly and was discharged conditionally for six months but must pay a £15 surcharge and £20 costs.

Jade Bianca Hiles, 23, of Marsh Way, Penwortham, admits possessing cannabis and must pay a 370 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Angela Monks, 47, of Lark Hill, Higher Walton, Preston, admits stealing food and was discharged conditionally for six months but must pay a £15 surcharge.