News in brief - 21/07/14

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Men escaped from prison

POLICE were called after two inmates from Kirkham Open Prison walked out of the entrance and failed to return, between 8pm and 9pm on Saturday night.

They were traced a short time later in the Brindle area of Chorley after a call to the police, and were taken into custody.

Three arrested after car crash

AN 18-year-old man and two 17 year-old girls were arrested for the aggravated vehicle taking, following a crash at 10pm on Saturday.

The three were taken into police custody after the Ford Fiesta they were travelling in struck a wall in Broadwood Drive, Fulwood. The car had earlier been reported stolen.

Perfume thief

DAVID Anthony Patel, 26, of Brockholes View, Preston, will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday, August 5, after pleading guilty to stealing various perfumes and aftershaves from Debenhams, to a value of £499.50.

Vehicle arrest

A 19-YEAR-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking following a crash at the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale at 7.45pm on Friday night.

Mirrors improve cycling safety

CYCLIST safety has been improved in Lancaster as Lancashire County Council has installed mirrors at three major junctions.

Circular mirrors are on the A6 heading into the city, on Penny St and Thurnham St, on King St Middle St and Meeting House Lane.

Summer crafts

A LOVE Craft Summer Fair will take place at Hoghton Tower on July 27.

Hand-made products and gifts available between 10am and 4pm.

Car parking costs £1.

Help needed

VOLUNTEERS are needed at the Walled Garden at Worden park to help with everyday jobs on July 27 between 12pm and 4pm.

Film showing

‘FOCUS on Leyland’, The Damp Brothers film of life in the town in 1964, will be shown at The Old Grammar School, Church Road on July 26 at 11am.

Teens arrested in theft probe

TWO boys aged 16 and 17 were arrested by detectives after a car was stolen on Ryelands Road in Chorley.

Police were called just before 4am on Saturday July 12.

The teenagers were arrested a short time later and have been released on bail, pending further inquiries, a police spokesman said.

Broken door

A MAN admitted breaking a pane in a door.

Vincent Hurst, 47, of Church Street, Preston, is to be sentenced by Preston Magistrates on July 29 for a charge of criminal damage.

Pact meeting

THE next PACT meeting in Lostock Hall and Tardygate is set to be a street surgery in and around Lourdes Avenue and St Gerard’s Road on Wednesday August 6, at 4pm.

Petrol fire at theme park site

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze at the former Camelot theme park in Charnock Richard at 4am yesterday.

The fire started in a derelict petrol and oil storage unit and took firefighters 30 minutes to extinguish, but was not in danger of any explosion.

Officers said the cause was likely to be deliberate.

In the dock

Sex charges over girl, 11

ROBERT Frederick Maynard, 40, of Whitehead Drive, Farington Moss, Leyland, will appear at Preston Crown Court tomorrow, charged with three counts of enciting a girl aged 11 to engage in sexual activity.

All the offences are said to have occurred in Leyland, on June 1, 5 and 27.

Cannabis lands man in court

DECLAN Thomas Kirkby, of Greenlands Crescent, Ribbleton, Preston, was given a conditional discharge for 12 months when he appeared before the city’s magistrates for possessing cannabis.

The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence and was also ordered to pay £25 costs and a victim surcharge of £15.

Curfew breaker

BILLY Brown, 34, of Yewtree Avenue, Ribbleton, was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months after admitting failing to comply with a court imposed curfew,

Man headbutts victim

A MAN who headbutted his partner has been jailed for 43 weeks by Preston Magistrates Court.

Anthony Dickinson, 47, of Church Street, Preston, was found guilty of assaulting his victim three times.

The bench heard he also flouted a non-molestation order by contacting her.

The court imposed a restraining order.

Dickinson hit the headlines last year for stealing a band’s instruments in a Preston club.

Woman jailed

A woman has been jailed for 30 weeks by Preston magistrates after admitting flouting court orders by committing two thefts.

Tracey Jamieson, 35, of Clifton Hotel, Fishergate, Preston, stole meat, fruit and toys.

The offences put her in breach of suspended jail terms and community orders for other thefts.

Man damaged door in domestic incident

A man who assaulted a man and woman and damaged a door in a domestic incident must do 150 hours unpaid work.

Ian David Sutton, 33, of Haigh Avenue, Leyland, must pay £300 compensation, a £60 surcharge and have 12 months supervision, Preston Magistrates ruled.

Heysham man jailed

Kenneth Yorke, 22, of Sandylands Promenade, Heysham, was jailed for 12 weeks by Preston Magistrates Court after admitting scaling a scaffold and entering a building as a trespasser on two occasions.

Serial thief jailed for shop thefts

A serial thief has been jailed for 13 weeks by Preston Magistrates Court after admitting a string of three shop thefts.

Leroy Ahmed Colecozy, 40, of Lark Hill Street, Preston, also admitted possessing diamorphine. The offences put him in breach of suspended jail terms for other thefts he committed, the court heard.

Man jailed for assaulting woman

John Terrance Kealey, 33, of Seven Acres, Clayton Brook, Chorley, was jailed for 26 weeks after being found guilty of twice assaulting a woman on the same day in May.

It follows a trial at Preston Magistrates Court.

A restraining order was imposed.

Man breached suspended sentence

Kevin Brass, 32, of Church Street, was jailed for 26 weeks after admitting entering a flat as a trespasser and stealing £400.

Magistrates heard it put him in breach of a suspended sentence.

Court snaps

Jack Walton, 19, of Maresfield Road, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly and must have six months supervision and pay a £60 surcharge and £85 costs.

Christopher Brown, 23, of Within Lea, Bamber Bridge, Preston, admits damaging a door and was discharged conditionally for two years but must pay £75 compensation, a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Philip John Williams, 20, of West Park Avenue, Ashton, Preston, admits damaging a clamp lock and must pay £25 compensation, a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

David Wignall, 59, of New Rough Hey, Ingol, Preston, is banned for 23 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £290 fine, £29 surcharge and £85 costs.

Robert Jackson, 41 , of Church Street, Preston, was jailed for six weeks after admitting twice stealing fragrances.

Ryan Lewis, 30, of Eaves Lane, Chorley, was jailed for 26 weeks, suspended for two years, after being found guilty of assault and must take part in an alcohol programme and pay an £80 surcharge and £200 costs.

Michael Ainscough, 29, of Mendip Road, Leyland, admits damaging a mobile phone and was discharged conditionally for a year but must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Francis Gregory, 36, of Edale Court, Preston, is banned for three years after admitting drink driving and must pay a £60 surcharge, £85 costs and do unpaid work.

John McEwan, 25, of Leighton Road, Ashton, Preston, admits using threatening behaviour and must pay a £37 fine, £20 surcharge and £85 costs.

Steven Hill, 39, of Crossgate Avenue, Wythenshawe, Manchester, was found guilty of assaulting a Preston woman and must do 40 hours unpaid work and pay a £60 surcharge and £200 costs.