This week’s court round-up.
A thief has confessed to stealing £2,854.56 worth of goods from Berry’s builders merchants in Leyland. Darren Matthew Wilson, 36, from Charles Street, Blackpool, carried out the raids, which included items such as roof underlay, paint, and windows, on three separate occasions. He has been banned from entering Berry’s for six months, and must carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. He must also pay compensation of £200, a victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £180.
A woman who caused ‘an unnecessary obstruction of the road’ in her car has been fined £220. Collette Breslin, 33, from Morley Croft, Farington Moss, caused the obstruction in Coote Lane, Lostock Hall. The case was proved in her absence, and she must also pay a £22 victim surcharge, costs of £85 and a £150 criminal courts charge.
A man was drunk in a public place in Leyland, which he was prohibited from doing by a criminal behaviour order. Zak Joseph Cain, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty. A community order was made against the 20-year-old. He will be electronically monitored under a curfew for 60 days, and must also pay a £60 victim surcharge, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £180.
A man has admitted ‘disturbing something which was deposited at a waste disposal site’ in Leyland. Joseph Bernard Haworth, 42, from Chatsworth Street, Preston, also admitted possessing the class C drug Diazepam in Leyland. He was ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge, costs of £50, and a criminal courts charge of £180, discharged conditionally for 12 months.
A Leyland teen stole a £100 camera from a person and was also found in an enclosed yard in Chorley, ‘for an unlawful purpose’. The 13-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been placed under a youth rehabilitation order ‘with intensive supervision and surveillance’. In a separate case, the same youngster was found with the class B drug cannabis, and on a separate occasion, stole a mobile phone to the value of £200 from a person. The court ordered he must participate in extended activity for 180 days, and be under curfew for three months. The youth must also pay compensation of £100 for the camera and £50 for the phone.
A man who drive without insurance must pay a total of £961. The case of 30-year-old Badar Abbass, from Chapel Brow, Leyland, was proved in his absence. Six points were added to his licence, and he was fined £660. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £66, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A woman has admitted to driving faster than the 30mph speed limit in Golden Hill Lane, Leyland. Three points were added to the licence of Pippa Yuana Bernice Wright, 32, of Midge Hall Lane, Midge Hall. She was fined £40, and made to pay a £20 victim surcharge, and £85 in court costs.