This week’s court round-up.
A woman must pay a total of £598 after being caught in a public place with a dog off its lead. Angela Cayton, 28, from Leyton Avenue, Leyland, then refused to put the animal on a lead when ordered to by a South Ribble Council enforcement officer. She also failed to give her name and address to the officer when confronted in Kingsway, Leyland. The case was proved in her absence, and she must pay a £330 fine, a victim surcharge of £33, costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A Leyland teenager has pleaded guilty to breaking into a house and stealing an iPad, laptop, jewellery and car keys to the value of £510. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been placed under a detention and training order for four months. The court heard how the boy returned to the property to steal the car, caused damage to the vehicle, and has shown “a lack of remorse and lack of victim empathy”. He must pay a £20 victim surcharge. In separate offences, for which he has received no separate penalties, he had a baton in a public place, and stole lager from a shop.
A driver has had four points added to his licence after he broke a 30mph speed limit. Anthony Glen Campbell, 50, from Runshaw Hall Lane, Euxton, pleaded guilty to speeding in Stanifield Lane, Farington. He must pay a £100 fine, as well as a £20 victim surcharge, £85 in court costs, and a £150 criminal courts charge.
A man has been fined £660 after he failed to give information to police about a driver alleged to have committed an offence. The case of Shoaib Afraz Asif, 32, from Golden Hill Lane, Leyland, was proved in his absence. Six points were added to his driving licence, and he must also pay a victim surcharge of £66, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
An 18-year-old was caught driving a car which had a tyre with a cut in excess of 25mm and deep enough to reach the ply or cord, and not of a depth of at least 1.6mm. The case of Ethan Blackwell, from Riversedge Road, Leyland, was proved in his absence. Three points were added to his licence, and he was also fined £440, and made to pay a victim surcharge of £44, court costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A man has confessed to possessing the Class B drug amphetamine, failing to surrender to court having been released on bail, and sending an electronic message “that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.” Aiden James Dewhurst, 19, from St David’s Road, Leyland, must carry out 80 hours of unpaid work in the community in the next 12 months. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, and a criminal courts charge of £180.