News in brief - 05/08/14

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Electrical fault is suspected

FIREFIGHTERS warned about the dangers of not unplugging electrical devices when not in use following a blaze at a house in Torrisholme Road, Lancaster, on Sunday evening.

The lounge was damaged and the rest of the building smoke-logged. An electrical fault is suspected.

Meeting change

AN online PACT meeting scheduled for Kingsfold residents tonight, has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 14 at 7pm. Officers will be available via South Ribble Police Facebook.

Office to cafe

PLANS have been launched to turn Unit 9 Chandler Business Park, Talbot Road, Leyland, from an office into a cafe with a new front entrance.

Car burned out

A CAR was burned out in a blaze in Bluebell Way, Preston early yesterday.

Firefighters put out the blaze. Police are investigating.

Damage worries

POLICE in Leyland are investigating reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage on Robin Hey during the evenings and weekends.

PACT meeting due to be held

A PACT meeting is due to be held on Wednesday evening next week.

Neighbours in the St George’s area of Preston, as well as residents from across the city, are invited to attend the meeting at the Catherine Beckett Community Centre in Deepdale Road.

The police and communities together meeting is due to begin at 6.30pm.

Building plan

AN agricultural building could be built in Inglewhite if plans are approved by Preston Council.

An application was lodged relating to Scotch Green Lane to the north of Preston, and a decision on the proposal is due to be made under delegated powers.

Blood sessions

BLOOD donation sessions will be held today at VM Sports and Social Club in School Lane, Longton.

Sessions run from 1.45pm to 3.45pm, and from 5pm to 7.30pm.

MP welcomes driverless cars

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has welcomed the move to introduce driverless cars on to UK roads. Mr Evans said:“They could play a significant role in a future transport system, increasing efficiency, safety and comfort and providing mobility solutions to a wider public, both young and old.”

Camelot plans

THE application for the former Camelot site will be decided at a development control meeting tomorrow.

Residents will be updated ahead of the agenda report being published.

Ladies cycling

LADIES can join in with a Breeze cycle ride tonight starting from Frenchwood Recreation Area at 6pm.

Bikes can be hired for £2.

Register to run

REGISTRATION is now open for this year’s Run Preston event. Take part in the 5k or 10k race on September 28.


In the dock

Driver’s licence was out of date

A MAN caught driving more than three years after his licence had expired was fined £200 by magistrates in Preston.

Leslie Stewart, 61, of Shakespeare Road, Preston was stopped on the M6 at the wheel of his Mercedes car. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, a £20 victim surcharge and was given four penalty points. The case was proved in his absence.

No seat belt

DRIVING a car while not wearing a seat belt cost Michael Raymond Wallace of Liptrott Road, Chorley, a £200 fine.

The 35-year-old was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge by the town’s magistrates. The case was proved in his absence.

Driver fined

CIPRIAN Petrariu, 27, of New Hall Lane, Preston, was fined £400 by Chorley Magistrates after admitting driving a car on the M6 without insurance or MOT. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs.

Shoplifter stole £65 aftershave

A SHOPLIFTER who stole a bottle of aftershave from Debenhams was ordered to pay £130.

Mohammed Shakil Aziz, 33, of Skeffington Road, Preston, pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates Court and was fined £70 with £40 costs and a £20 surcharge.

Attacker fined

A WOMAN who assaulted a man in Preston has been fined £145 and ordered to pay a £29 surcharge and £80 costs.

Sylwia Iwanska, 26, of Waltons Parade, Preston, pleaded guilty to assault.

Man assaulted

Adrian Jozef Saladajczyk, 26, of Ribbleton Lane, Ribbleton, was fined £115 with £105 costs after pleading guilty to assaulting a man in Preston.

Paul Anthony Lewis, 38, of Yates Street, Chorley, was granted a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £55 costs after admitting stealing deodorant and body spray from Poundland in Chorley.

Christopher David Edwardson, 31, of Garsdale Road, Ribbleton, was fined £425 with £85 costs and a £43 surcharge after admitting driving without insurance in Ribbleton Avenue.

Simon James Gorner, 52, of Moor Road, Croston, was fined £400 with £125 costs for driving without insurance.

Jason Lee Freeman, 38, of Cliff Street, Preston, was granted a community order with £145 costs after pleading guilty to stealling a hose pipe from British Home Stores in Preston.

John Shannon, 38, of Farringdon Place, Ribbleton, was fined £160 with £105 and was banned from diving for 18 months after pleading guilty to drink driving in Preston.

Katie Jane Watkins, 25, of Tennyson Mill Court, Preston was fined £55 with £105 costs after admitting being drunk and disorderly in Preston.

Sean James Wood, 25, of Laurel Avenue, Euxton, was fined £60 with £105 costs after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Chorley.

Gregg Francis Dunne, 28, of Alder Close, Ley;land, was handed an eight week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months after being convicted of handling stolen goods and resisting arrest. He must pay £60 compensation and £165 costs.

Jamie Hindmarch, 34, of Basil Street, Preston, was placed on 12 months supervision with 80 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman. He must pay a £60 surcharge and £150 costs.

Dean Mark Perry, 20, of Fox Street, Preston, was put on 12 months supervision after assaulting a woman and damaging her TV. He must pay a £60 surcharge and £50 costs.

A WOMAN who stole a packet of minstrels and a fudge bar has been fined £25.

Donna Marie Gray, 34, of Isherwood Street, Preston, pleaded guilty to theft from the Spar shop in Ribbleton Avenue. She must also take part in the Lancashire Women’s Specified Activity program and pay a £60 surcharge, magistrates decided.

A MAN who drove while twice over the legal limit was fined £300.

Atilla Hebok, 43, of West Cliff, Preston, pleaded guilty to drink driving at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

He was banned from driving for 18 months and was ordered to pay a £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

A THUG who was drunk and disorderly in Preston has been fined £70.

James Lambert, 24, of Stanifield Lane, Farington, pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates Court and was ordered to pay £20 costs

A MAN who stole two foot pedicure machines from Sainsburys has been handed a community order.

David Kenneth Rawlinson, 38, of Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton, admitted theft at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

He must attend appointments with the probation service and pay £112.79 compensation and £60 surcharge.

A THIEF who stole a bottle of wine from a petrol station has been fined £55.

Andrew Beattie, 42, of Lychgate, Preston, pleaded guilty to theft of the £8.99 Oyster Bay red wine. Preston magistrates ordered him to pay a £60 victim surcharge when he appeared in court.