News in brief - 15/09/14

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A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire.

Pedestrian hit by motorbike

A 63-year-old pedestrian is in hospital with serious injuries after colliding with a motorbike in Lancaster city centre.

The man suffered head, chest, shoulder and leg injuries and was rushed to the major trauma centre at the Royal Preston Hospital. The motorcyclist crashed into a wall in King Street and suffered a suspected broken arm. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Ban for driver

MARK Watson, 44, of Hollinshead Street, Chorley, admitted driving without a licence or insurance, failing to stop and report an accident, driving without due care and attention and two thefts.

He received a 12 month ban, curfew, and must have nine months drug treatment.

Bedding theft

IAN Wrona, 41, of Fox Street, Preston, admits stealing bedding from a shop and was discharged for six months by Preston Magistrates Court, but must pay a £15 victim surcharge.

Curfew for man who broke tag

A MAN who pleaded gulity to damaging his electronic tag was given an eight-week curfew when he appeared in court at Ormskirk.

Anthony Kenneth Jump, 35, of Eaves Green Road, Chorley also admitted resisting arrest and breaching a previous conditional discharge.

Nurses wanted

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Trust is looking for registered mental health nurses and student nurses to work at its new mental health inpatient unit The Harbour on the Fylde Coast.

‘L’ driver crash

A LEARNER driver had to be freed from a car after it collided with a vehicle in Oxcliffe Road, Heysham. She suffered only minor injuries.

Bound over

MICHAEL Christian, 22, of no fixed abode was bound over to keep the peace by magistrates in Preston after admitting a breach of the peace.

Co-op talk for pensioners

CHORLEY Pensioners’ Association will hold its next meeting on Friday at St George’s Church Hall in Chorley.

The guest speaker, John Harrison, will give a talk entitled The Early Days Of The Co-op.

Doors open at 1.30pm and the meeting starts at 2pm.

Band in concert

A CONCERT by Leyland Band will be held at 2pm on Sunday at Chorley Town Hall.

It is part of a series of
events in Chorley to commem-orate the anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Charity in call for more volunteers

MACMILLAN Cancer Support in Preston and South Ribble is looking for volunteers.

They want people to join their existing tea m of dedicated fundraisers.

For more information call Tony Bonser on 01254 854323 or email

Workshop date

A WORKSHOP to provide make-up techniques and advice to those who have had or are having cancer treatment will take place at Vine House in Ribbleton on Wednesday. To book call 01772 793344

Blood donation

THE Blood and Transplant service is holding a donation session at the Gujarat Hindu Society in Preston on October 8. Call 0300 123 23 23

Celebration day

A DAY of activities will be held by the owners of the Green Frog catering van at Preston Docks on September 21 to mark its 25th anniversary.

In the dock

A patient accused of wounding a nurse at Guild Lodge in Preston is facing a trial at Preston Crown Court on September 19.

It is alleged James Wild, 30, threw a cup and kicked his victim in the face on Calder Ward.

Preston Magistrates Court heard the male nurse had suffered an eye injury during the alleged incident.

Mariusz Wiktor Augustynowicz, 31, of Chapel Road, Hesketh Bank, near Preston, is to face a trial over accusations he stole a computer monitor worth £100 from his Preston based employers, Geopost.

He will next appear at Preston Magistrates Court on September 19.

Jordan Cockram, 23, of Leyland Lane, Leyland, was jailed for eight weeks after being found guilty of assaulting a man in June.

The bench at Preston Magistrates Court imposed a restraining order.

A man has admitted exposing himself in public in an incident in May.

Gary Fox, of Ridley Road, Ashton, Preston, pleaded guilty to the offence during a hearing at Preston Magistrates Court.

The 52-year-old is expected to appear at the same court on September 25 for sentence, after a pre sentence report is prepared.

Dog owner Lorraine Barnes of Russell Court, Preston, has been found guilty of failing to clear up dog foul, following a trial that took place in her absence at Preston Magistrates Court.

The 48-year-old defendant was ordered to pay a £200 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs by the bench.

Julie Lovatt, 52, of no fixed abode, admits harassing a woman throughout May this year.

She will appear again at Preston Magistrates Court on September 23, when she will be sentenced.

Court snaps

Joshua James Hull, 19, of Bolton Road, Abbey Village, Chorley, was given a curfew after admitting assault and must pay a £60 surcharge and £85.

Wayne Lambourne, 37, of Hillside Crescent, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, admits using threatening behaviour and was discharged conditionally for 12 months but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Brandon Cody, 39, of Riverside, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, admits threatening behaviour and was jailed for 84 days suspended for two years and must pay a £480 fine, £80 surcharge and £85 costs.

Bashaar Salumi, 42, of Wildman Street, Preston, admits breaching the peace and must pay a £100 sum and keep the peace for six months.

Albert Hamill, 55, of Franklands Drive, Ribbleton, Preston, admits being drunk at Preston Bus Station and must pay a £35 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Scott Clark, 18, of Dunkirk Avenue, Carnforth, admits failing to give a blood test and was banned for 22 months. He must pay a £300 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.

Matthew Cocklin, 30, of Briarwood Close, Leyland, admits drink driving and must pay a £115 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs. He is banned for three years.

Liam Hewitson, 21, of Dundonald Street, Preston, admits possessing cannabis and must pay a £70 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

John Raymond Hoole, 37, of Glover Street, Preston, admits begging and was discharged conditionally for six months, but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Daniel Marrinan, 29, of Cumberland Avenue, Leyland, admits failing to comply with a community order and must now take part in a three day activity and pay £30 costs.