A round-up of who’s been in court this week.
A 13-year-old stole a police baton from Lancashire Constabulary. He also stole £1,555 worth of items from a house in Cumberland Avenue, Leyland, including an iPad phone, two Android tablets, two Sekonda watches, a Timberland watch, and high value jewellery. The thief also took a £450 laptop after breaking into a house in Parkgate Drive, Leyland, and caused £495 worth of damage to a window. The boy, from Leyland, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was placed under a detention and training order for four months, due to repeat offending.
A man who carried a baseball bat in Hough Lane, Leyland, must pay up £295 and do 90 hours’ unpaid work in the community. Aftab Razzaq, 31, from Whalley New Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to carrying an offensive weapon in the town centre. He must pay a criminal courts charge of £150, a victim surcharge of £60, and £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.
A Leyland woman has admitted to driving without the relevant insurance. Lorna Jayne Hunt, 30, from Edgehill Crescent, saw three points added to her licence. She was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.
A man has admitted to stealing £37 of meat from Tesco in Leyland. Anthony Paul Dewhurst, 34, from Malden Street, Leyland, was fined £75 and made to pay a criminal courts charge of £150. He must also pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
A 19-year-old has been fined £255 after she confessed to driving in Buckshaw Avenue without the relevant insurance. Chelsey Pickering, from Larchwood Crescent, Leyland, must also pay a victim surcharge of £26 and £85 court costs. Her driving record was endorsed with six points.
A thief must pay up £369.98 after stealing £39.98 worth of Yankee candles from Thorntons and Hallmark in Hough Lane, Leyland. Suli Marie Baliga, from Malden Street, Leyland, admitted the offence. The 26-year-old was ordered to pay a £75 fine, £39.98 in compensation, a £20 victim surcharge, and £85 in court costs.
A man has been fined £600 after failing to give information to police about a driver alleged to have committed an offence. The case of Mark Patterson, 36, from Great Park Drive, Leyland, was proved in his absence. His driving record was endorsed with six points, and he was also ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.
A man has been fined £200 for breaking a 30mph speed limit. The case of Marcel Walsh, 57, from Drinkhouse Road, Croston, was proved in his absence. He must also pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs, and three points were added to his licence.