Week in court

Wigan and Leigh Courthouse
Wigan and Leigh Courthouse

A round-up of people appearing before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.

Richard Nash (22): Nel Pan Lane, Leigh - Six counts of possession of an indecent photograph of a child: Guilty pleas given and committed to Bolton Crown Court for sentencing on December 23.

Paul Siddons (42): Ely Drive, Astley - Drove a large goods vehicle or passenger vehicle that was unlicensed: Fined £135, ordered to pay back £76 vehicle excise duty, pay costs of £90.

Jack Vincent Cosgrove (25): Newlea Close, Bolton - While in Leigh, contacted Sarah Byrne which they were prohibited from doing so by a restraining order, committing an offence while a suspended sentence order was in operation that was given for assaulting the victim in Leigh: Jailed for 16 weeks, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115.

Philip David Atkinson (37): Westwell Street, Leigh - Stole food to the value of £370 belonging to M&S Simply Foods, five other thefts of meat from Marks & Spencers, theft of alcohol and pliers to the value fo £54 from Asda, theft of toiletries to the value of £32 from TX Maxx, various other theft offences, assaulted Jonathan Turner by beating: Jailed for six months, suspended for 12 months, as stealing to fund a drug habit, targeting the same shops. Crime behaviour order imposed prohibiting the entry into six stores around Leigh for the next 12 months.

Gary Hoy (40): Hadleigh Road, Knowsley, Liverpool - At Sainsbury’s in Leigh dishonestly made a false representation that they were an engineer from NCR attending to fix a till, intending to take cash from the till for himself, three other similar offences at other stores: Jailed for 24 weeks, suspended for 12 months as the offence was sophisticated and involved planning, carry out unpaid for 200 hours, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115.

Paul Andrei Ciobanu (19): Holden Road, Leigh - Drink driving in a BMW on Leigh Road with 62 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit being 35 microgrammes, drove without insurance: Fined £200, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, disqualified from driving for 18 months.

John Lee Harold (27): Twist Lane, Leigh - Assaulted Lindsey Hedley by beating: 12-month community order with Building Better Relationships Programme requirement, carry out 100 hours of unpaid work, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £85, pay costs of £300 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

John Thomas Cundliffe (29): Church Street, Golborne: Failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirements of a community order which was given for assault of Kay Fairclough by beating and criminal damage, failed to surrender to custody,: Jailed for six weeks, suspended for 12 months, as fourth breach of a community order.