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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court
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ROUND-UP of cases brought before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates ... including a number of people hit with substantial fines for dropping cigarette butts.

Edward Kearns (75): Lancewood Place, Wigan - Dishonestly caused or allowed Susan McKenna to fail to notify the Department of Work and Pensions of a change of circumstances that would affect Employment and Support Allowance, failed to notify Wigan Council of capital in excess of a limit that would affect entitlement to Council Tax Benefit: £300 fine, £30 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Ashkan Valizadeh (23): Walthew Lane, Platt Bridge - Assaulted Laura Humphreys by beating: 12-month conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, £150 criminal courts charge.

Steven Critchley (26): Mayfield Road, Orrell - Failed to comply with community requirement of a suspended sentence given for breach of a restraining order: £100 criminal courts charge, jailed for 16 weeks, suspended for 24 months.

Ciaran Harrison (29): Kitt Green Road, Marsh Green - Failed to comply with a supervision order following release from prison: Jailed for 14 days, £100 criminal courts charge.

Daniel Kristopher Gee (26): Ruabon Crescent, Hindley Green - Failed to comply with a community order: New community order imposed with requirement to carry out 10 hours of unpaid work, £100 criminal courts charge.

Gareth Lee Pickton (28): Baker Street, Poolstock - Failed to comply with requirements of a suspended sentence order for assaulting Stacey Tennant by beating: Jailed for 16 weeks, suspended for 15 months, £100 criminal courts charge.

James Elias Cawley (18): Greenfield Avenue, Ince - Failed to comply with the requirements of a community order given for taking a Vauxhall van without consent: Committed to detention in young offender institution for 10 weeks.

Mandy Byrne: Bridgewater Street, Hindley - Dropped a cigarette end in Market Place, Wigan: £200 fine, £20 victim surcharge.

Susan Puckering (34): Prestt Grove, Wigan - Dropped a cigarette end in Standishgate, Wigan: £200 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £100 costs.

Andrew Frank Gaskell (32): No fixed address - Entered the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, Trencherfield Mill, Wigan, and stole a mountain bike, charity box and food items, assaulted PCSO James Booth by beating: Jailed for 12 weeks, £80 victim surcharge, £150 criminal courts charge.

William John Walker Nicolson (44): Harrow Road, Marsh Green - Assaulted Kaye Makerson by beating her: Jailed for 12 weeks, £80 victim surcharge, £150 criminal courts charge.

Mark Brian Phoenix (22): No fixed address - Stole cash and a purse to the value of £1,010 from Sharon Farnworth in Wigan: Jailed for 10 weeks, £80 victim surcharge.

Craig Alan Lowe (38): Warrington Lane, Scholes - Stole meat to the value of £48 from M&S Stores: 12-month conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, £150 criminal courts charge.

Timothy John Cottam (50): Leyburn Close, Wigan - Stole protein shake powder worth £67 from Tesco at Central Park Way, Wigan: Jailed for four weeks, suspended for 12 months, £80 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, £150 criminal courts charge.

Bryan Alexander Rimmer (28): Engineer Street, Ince - Used a Ford Transit tipper on Wigan Road without insurance and without a licence: Driving record endorsed, Jailed for four months as fifth conviction for driving whilst disqualified in four years, £80 victim surcharge, £150 criminal courts charge.

Kate Ashun (20): Warrington Road, Ince - Dropped a cigarette butt in Standishgate: £200 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £100 costs.

John Mulcrow: Columbus Street, Ashton - Dropped a cigarette butt in Spinning Gate: £200 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £100 costs.

Ryan Murphy (24): Alfred Street, Wigan - Dropped a cigarette butt in Standishgate: £80 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £100 costs.

Andrew James Paul Rhind (28): Spelding Drive, Standish Lower Ground - Failed to comply with community order given for drink driving and driving while disqualified: Jailed for 12 weeks.

Patricia Unsworth (38): Wyre Avenue, Platt Bridge - Failed to ensure her child attended Hindley High School: £73 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £50 costs.

Matthew Ian Crowley (19): Laithwaite Road, Wigan - Fished without a licence at Orrell Water Park: £200 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £127 costs.

Liam Fazakerley (19): Victoria Road, Ashton - Fished without a licence at Orrell Water Park: Absolute discharge, £127 costs.

Martin Davies (26): Arcade Street, Wigan - Failed to comply with the requirements of a community order: £50 fine.

Timothy John Cottam (50): Leyburn Close, Wigan - Stole protein supplements worth £95 from Holland and Barrett, protein shake powder worth £67 from Tesco, and £37 groceries from Aldi: Jailed for 12 weeks, £100 victim surcharge, £150 criminal courts charge.

Aaron Pagett (21): Baucher Road, Worsley Mesnes - Resisted a police constable in the execution of his duty: £100 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £200 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Clifford Faulkner (31): Rathbourne Avenue, Ince - Stole 16 pairs of trousers worth £600 from M&S: Jailed for four weeks, £150 criminal courts charge.

Martin James Murrell (30): Helvelyn Road, Norley Hall - Assaulted Carrie-Anne Bradshaw by beating: 12-month community order, with 16-week curfew, £60 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.