This week’s court round-up.
A thief has been locked up after stealing £620 from a Chorley charity shop. John Christy Noonan, 25, from Alvan Square, Manchester, broke into the Cancer Research shop in Chapel Street, and stole a safe and cash. He pleaded guilty, and was sent to prison for 18 weeks. He must pay a victim surcharge of £80 and a criminal courts charge of £180.
A drink-driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 18 months. Richard John Smith, 47, from Harrison Road, Adlington, admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol. He was fined £260, and was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £26, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150. His disqualification will be reduced by 18 weeks if he completes a course by December.
A woman must pay a total of £330 after driving without a relevant licence. The case of Gemma Horner, 28, from Kingfisher Close, Chorley, was proved in her absence. She was fined £75, and must also pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A Chorley man has confessed to possessing the Class A drug cocaine, and to using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour, which lead a person to believe that “immediate unlawful violence would be used against him”. Matthew James Southworth, from Blackburn Road, Heapey, will be electronically monitored under curfew for two weeks. The 24-year-old must also pay a victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £180.
A Chorley firm has been issued with a £770 fine after failing to give information to police about a driver alleged to have committed an offence. CMG Engineering Services Ltd, based in Bolton Street, must also pay a victim surcharge of £77, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150. Nobody from the firm was present in court.
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 speeding driver has been fined £220. Peter Bernard Dodd, 26, from Daisy Hill Drive, Adlington, drove faster than the 30mph limit along the A673 Bolton Road, Anderton.
The case was proved in his absence, and he must also pay a victim surcharge of £22, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
Three points were added to his licence. Joanne Marie Jones, 44, from St Oswald’s Court, Coppull, was also caught breaking the limit on the same road. The case was proved in her absence, and she was fined £440, and must pay a victim surcharge of £44, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150. Four points were added to her licence.