Week In Court

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

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

Ross Damien George Dineley (24): Malvern Crescent, Spring View: Drove a vehicle on Caroline Street, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in your breath, namely 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the prescribed limit of 35 microgrammes. Fined £366. To pay victim surcharge of £37. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.

Michael Christopher Sparkes (30): Lilac Gardens, Spring View - Had with him on Liverpool Road, an offensive weapon, namely a wooden police truncheon. Committed to prison for six weeks suspended for 12 months. To pay victim surcharge of £80. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Paul James Marsh (30): Sydney Street, Platt Bridge - Damaged a window to the value of £250 belonging to The Walmsley Arms public house. Assaulted police officer in the execution of her duty, used towards John Paul Mantle threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour. A 12-month community order has been made. Unpaid work for 100 hours. Exclusion order made for two years. The defendant is not to enter Walmsley Arms, Warrington Road, Ince, Wigan. To pay compensation of £350. To pay victim surcharge of £60. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Carl Parry (55): Bryham Street, Wigan - Made a statement or representation to the Department for Work and Pensions which was false. Dishonestly failed to promptly notify Wigan Council of a change of circumstances which he knew would affect his entitlement to Housing Benefit. Committed to prison for six months suspended for 12 months. Claim was fraudulent from the outset and the loss was in the excess of £3,000.

Donna Schofield (42): Rylands Street, Wigan - Stole £3,092 belonging to Club 315, Canon Sharples Primary School, Whelley. Committed to prison for 26 weeks suspended for two years. Breach of a high degree of trust, committed over a two month period. To carry out unpaid work for 60 hours. To pay compensation of £3,092 and to pay victim surcharge of £80.

Terence Frank Minshull (31): Manor Grove, Kitt Green - Without reasonable excuse he went to the home address of Barry Moore and tried to speak to him which he was prohibited from doing by a restraining order. Committed to prison for 12 weeks suspended for two years. To pay victim surcharge of £80.

Anne Louise Rooney (31): Tower Hill Road, Up Holland - Drink driving on Caroline Street, Wigan, with 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit being 35 microgrammes: £120 fine, £30 surcharge to fund victim services, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, disqualified from driving for 18 months.

Naomi Ann Robinson (19): Gidlow Lane, Beech Hill - Failed to comply with requirements of a community requirement of a suspended sentence order, criminal damage, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour: Jailed for five weeks.

Daniel Steven Hesketh (25): Anson Place, Marsh Green - Assaulted John Brady by beating, with the offence being racially aggravated, assaulted Wade Ettenfield by beating: 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work requirement, £150 compensation, £60 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, exclusion order not to enter Jumpin Jaks on King Street, Wigan.

Callum McCormick (25): Poplar Avenue, Worsley Hall - Drink driving with 65 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, drove without insurance or a licence: Driving record endorsed with 10 points - vehicle was unpowered with a flat battery and being pushed between two nearby houses.