Here's this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Motorist left scene of road accident
A motorist who fled the scene of an accident has been fined.
Philip Hodgkinson, 32, of Homestead, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, was involved in a collision while driving a Vauxhall Corsa on Millennium Way, Chorley in November, Preston Magistrates’ Court was told.
He pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, and two counts of failing to stop after an accident.
The court was told damage was caused to property forming part of the land on which the road was situated, but he failed to give his name and address at the scene.
The magistrates’ bench imposed seven penalty points and said they had taken his guilty pleas into account.
He was ordered to pay a £120 fine and a £30 victim surcharge.
The court did not make an order for prosecution costs.
£2,000 damage caused by man
A vandal who caused people to fear he would be violent during a racist incident in Leyland is to be sentenced at Preston Crown Court
Ryan Thomas Robertson, of Hough Lane, Leyland, had also caused £2,000 damage to a door during the same fracas on April 8, Preston Magistrates’ Court was told.
The 28-year-old entered guilty pleas to a string of offences, including criminal damage, possessing cannabis, threatening unlawful violence and using threatening or abusive behaviour which was racially aggravated.
The bench deemed their powers were insufficient to deal with the case.
The case was committed to the higher court.
Robertson will next appear for sentence on May 24.
Stacey Ahmed, 25, of Lacy Avenue, Penwortham, was found guilty of having no TV licence and must pay a £60 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £120 costs.
Bernadette Wilkins, 38, of Denny Avenue, Lancaster, admits having no TV licence and must pay a £40 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £120 costs
Pawel Belchnerowski, 30, of New Hall Lane, Preston, admits assaulting a man and was given a restraining order with a £65 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £200 costs.
Sylwester Switon, 39, of Downing Street, Callon, Preston, admits assaulting a woman and must pay a £100 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £175 costs
Philip McKeon, 40, of Oaklands Drive, Penwortham, was banned for two years after admitting drink driving and must pay a £400 fine and £40 costs.
Stuart Brown, 31, of Charles Crescent, Preston, admits a string of seven shoplifting offences involving gaming equipment, electricals and DVDs and was jailed for six months.
Daniel Craig Carter, 24, of Waterloo Terrace, Ashton-on-Ribble, admits failing to give driver information and must pay a £30 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Vincent Farrell, 58, of Tanglewood, Fulwood, admits driving with a faulty tyre and must pay a £124 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.
Susan Finlay, 49, of Mill Lane, Wrea Green, near Preston, was found guilty of failing to give driver information and must pay a £660 fine, £66 victim surcharge and £85 costs.Shaun Anthony Butler, 26, of Moor Road, Chorley, was banned for two years after admitting drink driving and must pay a £750 fine and £75 victim surcharge.