News in brief - 28/07/14

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Man rescued

A MAN was rescued by fire fighters after getting his foot trapped between rocks at Morecambe Bay at around 2am on Saturday.

It is understood the man had been to a wedding and gone for a stroll. He was taken to hospital with a suspected broken foot.

Chiminea fire

AN ember from a chiminea spread to a pile of wood in a garden causing a fire.

Firefighetrs from Leyland fire station were called to Northlands in Moss Side, Leyland at 8.10am on Sunday after being alerted by a neighbour.

Kitten rescued

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a black kitten which was stuck up a tree in Lancaster on Friday after getting calls from concerned residents at around 11pm.

Support for new quango

HEALTH chiefs from across Lancashire have backed the county’s new Fairness Commission.

At a recent meeting of the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board, representatives from Lancashire County Council, NHS England, local NHS organisations and district councils agreed to support the work of the commission, which was launched in June.

The role of the independent body is to reduce inequalities between poor and affluent areas across the county.

In the dock

Joseph Michael Arnold Carr, 20, of Balneil Close, Chorley, was handed a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £150 compensation after admitting damaging a door belonging to Places For People. He must pay £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.

Paul Sergeant, 41, of Park Road, Chorley, was placed on 18 months supervision and ordered to pay £260 after admitting assaulting a man and a woman. Chorley magistrates also made a restraining order.

Louise Upjohn, 40, of Ryelands Road, Lancaster, was fined £75 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 surcharge for driving without due care and attention. Five points were added to her licence.

Matthew Daniel Bamber, 38, of Watling Street Road, Preston, was fined £70 and ordered to pay £7.50 compensation and a £20 surcharge after pleading guilty to stealing a joint of brisket and 10 pork pies from Sainsburys in Deepdale.

Kieron Michael Tilley, 22, of no fixed address, was fined £50 and ordered to pay a £60 surcharge after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman. He must comply with a 12 month community order.

Tiffany Fowler, 26, of Butlers Farm Court, Leyland, was handed a six month community order and ordered to pay £50 compensation and £50 costs after pleading guilty to assaulting a man and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

Chad Shepherd, 24, of Alder Drive, Hoghton, was ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work and pay £80 compensation, a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs after pleading guilty to assaulting a man by beating.

Stephen Singleton, 35, of Lytham Road, Fulwood, was granted a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to damaging a woman’s door.

A woman who assaulted a police officer while drunk and disorderly has been handed a community order and fined £20.

Cheryl Ann Hesketh, 20, of Mark Close, Penwortham, pleaded guilty to the offences at Preston Magistrates Court.

She must undertake 12 months supervision and pay a £60 surcharge.

A man who was in possession of cannabis has been granted a conditional discharge.

Declan Thomas Kirkby, 19, of Greenlands Crescent, Ribbleton, pleaded guilty to having the class B drug when he appeared before magistrates in Preston.

He must pay a £15 victim surcharge and £25 costs.

A man who rode a motorbike while more than five times over the limit has been fined £110 plus £105 costs.

Jason Michael Smith, 31, of Broadfields pleaded guilty before Chorley magistrates and was banned for 20 months.

A man who drove while banned and without insurance has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

Gary Peter Hamer, 30, of Douglas Street, Ashton, pleaded guilty at Preston Magistrates Court.

He must also pay £85 costs, a £60 victim surcharge and has been disqualified from driving for 11 months.

A man who stole three pedal cycles has been ordered to pay £705 and handed a community order.

Lee Edward Ashton, 18, of Kingsway, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft and riding a bike without the consent of the owner.

Chorley Magistrates ordered him to do 80 hours unpaid work.

A man who assaulted a woman and damaged 22 bottles of lager was handed a community order.

Ray Higgins, 26, of Pages Court, must carry out 40 hours unpaid work and pay £155.