Chorley court round-up, 31st July

Chorley Magistrate's Court
Chorley Magistrate's Court

This week’s court listings.

A 15-year-old from Clayton-le-Woods has pleaded guilty to 12 charges of possessing and making indecent images of children. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been referred to the Lancashire Youth Offending Team youth offender panel for six months. He must also pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 in court costs.

A thief has been locked up for 42 days after stealing a jar of Nescafe coffee, two Joop aftershave bottles and a bottle of Southern Comfort alcohol, to the value of £30.96, from B&M Bargains in Chorley. Darren Neil Murphy, 29, from Halliwell Street, Chorley, carried out the offence during a suspended sentence. He pleaded guilty, and must also pay a criminal courts charge of £150.

A Chorley man has been ordered to pay £250 in total, discharged conditionally for six months, for drunk and disorderly behaviour. Thomas Warwick Heywood, 22, from Hawkshead Avenue, Euxton, admitted the charge for his behaviour in Fishergate, Preston. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15, court costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.

A drink-driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 15 months. Timothy Eugene Power, 46, from Grime Street, Chorley, confessed to driving in Shepherds Way, Chorley, under the influence of alcohol. He was fined £250, made to pay a victim surcharge of £25, court costs of £85, and a £150 criminal courts charge. His disqualification will be reduced by 15 weeks if he completes a course by May next year.

An 18-year-old has pleaded guilty to taking a car without the owner’s consent, and driving it without a relevant licence or insurance. Thomas Ian Edwards, from Yates Street, Chorley, must carry out 60 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He must also pay a £60 victim surcharge, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150. Six points were also added to his licence.

An 18-year-old has been committed to detention in a young offender institution for seven days after stealing sunglasses. Luke Joseph Delaney, from Whittam Road, Chorley, admitted to stealing the £50 glasses from Specsavers in the town, whilst he was subject to a suspended sentence. He also spent time with people he had been banned from seeing as part of the order, and must spend 28 days in detention in total. He must also pay a victim surcharge of £80 and a criminal courts charge of £180.

A woman who failed to tell Chorley Council of a change in her circumstances, which effected her entitlement to benefits, has been placed under curfew for two months. Amanda Jean Sumner, 46, from Keepers Wood Way, Chorley, was in receipt of an occupational pension. She must pay a £60 victim surcharge and court costs of £100.