Week in court

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.

David John Edwards (29): Conway Close, Leigh - Made a telephone call to the emergency services that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character: Discharged conditionally for 18 months, pay surcharge to fund victim services of £20, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

James David Finch (33): Poets Nook, Leigh - Assaulted Wesley Rigby by beating: Jailed for 18 weeks, suspended for 12 months as a knife was brandished in a domestic context, rehabilitation activity requirement with 12-month supervision period, carry out unpaid work for 80 hours within the next 12 months, pay £100 in compensation, pay surcharge to fund victim services of £115, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Sarah Hunt (34): Blissford Close, Hindley - Being the parent of a child at Hindley High School, failed to ensure they attended: Fined £138, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £100.

David Markland (37): Blissford Close, Hindley - Being the parent of a child at Hindley High School, failed to ensure they attended: Fined £80, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £100.

Darren Kaye (35): No fixed address - Stole jumpers to the value of £147 from M&S: Jailed for eight weeks, pay surcharge to fund victim services of £115.

Marius Vrinceanu (23): Church Avenue, Bickershaw - At Golborne intentionally exposed his genitals intending that someone would be caused alarm or distress: Jailed for 18 weeks as the offence was so serious because a young victim was chased down the street, defendant was intoxicated and had a previous sexual offence against a child, pay surcharge to fund victim services of £115, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Brett Daniel Wilde (22): Rydal Street, Leigh - Without reasonable excuse, went within 100 metres of a home in Martin Street, which they were prohibited from doing so by a non-molestation order: 12-week community order with electronic monitoring requirement, fined £200, pay surcharge to fund victim services of £85.

Jane Bailey (43): Devonshire Road, Atherton - At Leigh, assaulted a police constable, PC Higginson, in the execution of his duty: Conditional discharge for 18 months, pay £85 compensation, pay surcharge to fund victim services of £20.

Carl Martin Crosby (54): Hope Carr Lane, Leigh - At Leigh, without good reason or authority, had a five-inch hunting knife with a sharply pointed blade in a public place, namely Parsonage Retail Park: Jailed for six months, suspended for 12 months, offence so serious as second offence of possession of a knife in the last 12 years, pay surcharge to fund victim services of £115, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.