A round-up of this week’s court listings.
Two men have been found ‘not guilty’ of separate driving offences after appearing in court. Gourmeaj Singh, 35, from Ashfield Road, Chorley, and Scott Churchman, 30, from Banner Close, Eccleston, both denied the charges, in which they were each accused of failing to give information to police about a driver alleged to have committed an offence.
A teenager who stole a Carrera Mountain Bike to the value of £299 from a shed has been committed to detention in a young offenders’ institution for 18 weeks. Joshua James Penney, 18, from St Georges Street, Chorley, targeted the shed to the back of a house in Whitworth Drive, Chorley. He admitted to the theft, and must also pay a victim surcharge of £80 and a criminal courts charge of £180.
A benefit fraudster must carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. Robert James Peet, 31, from Railways Road, failed to tell Chorley Council that his partner’s income had increased, which affected his entitlement to Housing Benefit. He pleaded guilty and must also pay a £60 victim surcharge and costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.
Two drivers have each been fined £660 for driving without the relevant insurance. The separate cases of Daryl-Ann Johnston, 25, from Guernsey Avenue, Buckshaw Village, and Vladimir Veverita, 28, from Burlington Street, Chorley, were proved in the defendants’ absence. They must each pay a victim surcharge of £66, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150. Six points were also added to their licences.
A 16-year-old from Chorley has admitted to stealing sunglasses from another person, and to having ‘an article for use in the course of, or in connection with, theft’; a glass hammer. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £10, discharged conditionally for six months.
A speeding driver has been fined £110. Andrew Francis Hindle, 53, from Hillside Crescent, Whittle-le-Woods, confessed to breaking the 30mph limit in Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods. Three points were added to his licence, and he was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £150.
A 52-year-old has pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Crown Street, Chorley. Christopher Roberts, of no fixed abode, has been fined £40, and made to pay a £20 victim surcharge, £85 in court costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.
A woman who drove faster than the 30mph speed limit in her street has been fined £290 and had four points added to her licence. Melissa Joy Dickinson, 26, from Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods, pleaded guilty. She must also pay a victim surcharge of £29, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150.