News in brief - 07/08/14

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Man who broke window in court

A MAN has been granted an 18 month conditional discharge after destroying a window.

Anthony Kenneth Jump, 35, of Eaves Green Lane, Chorley, pleaded guilty to criminal damage and was ordered to pay a £50 surcharge and £50 costs.

Drunk driver

A WOMAN who pleaded guilty to drink driving was fined £110 and banned for 16 months.

Georgina Maria Tracey, 25, of Pedders Lane, Ashton, must also pay £100 costs.

Cannabis man

KEVIN Michael Cardwell, 45, of no fixed address, was granted a 12 month conditional discharge with £100 costs after admitting possession of cannabis.

Man was drunk

KEVIN Fisher, 20, of Goldbourne Street, Preston, was fined £70 with £105 after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly in the city.

Man admits he damaged TV

A MAN has admitted causing £1,000 damage to a woman’s television and DVD player.

Colin Manoletto McCrossan, 44, of Barn Croft, Leyland, pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Ormskirk Magistrates Court after an incident on July 27.

He is expected to be sentenced there on August 18 following a pre sentence report.

The bench granted him conditional bail.

Man breached restraining ban

A MAN has pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order against his former partner.

Mark Daniel Bird, 32, of Stanisfield Lane, Leyland, admitted contacting his victim at an address in Bamber Bridge on July 25.

The bench adjourned the case for a pre sentence report to be prepared.

He is expected to be sentenced by Ormskirk Magistrates Court on August 12.

Woman was drink driving

A WOMAN has admitted drink driving.

Georgina Tracey, 25, of Pedders Lane, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, appeared before Ormskirk magistrates.

She was fined £110, and must pay a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

The bench banned her for 16 months.

Disorderly man

IEUAN Evans, 26, of Barncroft Avenue, Leyland, admits being disorderly and will be sentenced on September 2 at Preston Crown Court.

School car park extension plan

GOVENORS at Cop Lane Church of England Primary School in Preston have applied to extend its car park.

In a bid to ease congestion in the area and improve safety, the proposal is to create five extra spaces from an area of unused hardstanding.

The scheme would be school-funded, and would not require any change to the exisiting access from Cop Lane.

Cannabis case

A MAN has pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis.

Kevin Michael Cardwell, 45, of no fixed abode, was ordered to pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs by Ormskirk Magistrates Court.

The bench gave him a 12 month conditional discharge.

Meeting date

PRESTON Council’s crime and disorder committee is due to meet on Tuesday next week.

Members will meet at 10am in the boardroom of the Town Hall, where they will discuss domestic abuse and burglary.

Club demolition

PLANS have gone in to South Ribble Council to demolish the former Royal British Legion club in School Lane, Leyland, and build an affordable housing development.

Under the proposal, there would be eight one-bedroomed flats, 14 two-bedroomed houses, as well as a private court car parking with communal amenity space.

The branch folded in May 2013 after racking up £140,000 debts.

Go batty with walk in the park

TWO bat walks are being held at Cuerden Valley Park.

They start at 7.15pm on August 12 and August 19.

Places costs £3 for adults or £2 for the Friends of Cuerden Valley Park, with accompanied children free.

Book by calling 01772 324436.

Enjoy a story

STORYTELLING sessions will be held at Hoghton Tower on Thursday, August 14.

Led by Sue Allonby, they start at 11am and 2pm.

The sessions cost £2 per person.

Get walking

A GUIDED six-mile walk will start at 10am on Sunday, August 17 at Yarrow Valley Park in Chorley and take in the surrounding area.

Parish council

EUXTON Parish Council’s next meeting will be held at 7.15pm on Thursday, August 21 at Euxton Community Centre, on Wigan Road.