Week in court

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Round-up of people appearing before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.

Peter Gordon Churnside (40): Eckersley Precinct, Mealhouse Lane, Atherton: Without reasonable excuse, contacted a female under 16 years of age while prohibited from doing so by a sexual prevention order made by Liverpool Crown Court: Jailed for six weeks, suspended for 12 months as it was a deliberate and calculated act designed to circumvent the order and defendant has a history of breaching court orders, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115, pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £85.

Ashleigh Louise Tolley (25): Platt Street, Leigh - Failed to surrender to custody at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court without reasonable cause: Fined £110, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30.

Liam Daniel Hilton (24): Riding Close, Hindley - Drove on the Manchester Smart Motorway scheme at a speed exceeding 50 miles per hour in contravention of a temporary maximum speed restriction: Fined £75, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £85, driving record endorsed with three points.

James Paul Alty (23): Altcar Road, Leigh - Possession of a quantity of cannabis resin, without reasonable excuse, attended at a home in Lyton Road, Tyldesley, and sent various messages via social media which they were prohibited from doing so by a non-molestation order: Pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £250, jailed for 18 weeks, suspended for 12 months, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115.

Philip David Chesworth (38): Norwood Avenue, Lowton - Kept a vehicle on a public road, Ardwich Green South, which was not licensed: Fined £165, pay costs of £90.

Cristian Vasiliu (32): Oxford Street, Leigh - Without good reason was in possession of a kitchen knife in Kirkhall Lane, possession of cannabis: Jailed for six weeks, suspended for 12 months as offence so serious because he made threats to slash the tyres of his cousin’s vehicle although he did not threaten his cousin physically, supervision for 12 months and complete 200 hours of unpaid work, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115, pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £85.

Jordan David Rigby (25): Etherstone Street, Leigh - Without lawful authority, damaged a photo frame and flooring belonging to Laura Jones, drove a Vauxhall Corsa without consent, drove without insurance: Discharged conditionally for two years, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £20, driving record endorsed with eight penalty points.

Sean Brian Aldred (40): Birch Street, Tyldesley - Assaulted Lesley Jenkins by beating her: Jailed for 14 weeks as offence so serious because of assault in a domestic violence setting with children present, restraining order not to contact Lesley Jenkins or enter Dorset Avenue, Tyldesley, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115.