Wigan's Week In Court

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court
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Round-up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court ...


Shaun Anthony Atkins (33): Lancaster Road, Wigan - Stole food to the value of £46 from Heron Foods, committed an offence while a suspended sentence order was in place for various theft offences: Jailed for 22 weeks, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115.

Zara Fairhurst (27): Vulcan Road, Marsh Green - Stole candles, clothing and various other items with a total value of more than £2,000 from Asda on 13 occasions: Jailed for six months, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115.

Victoria Louise Gradwell (30): Arundel Street, Newtown - Failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the supervision requirements imposed following a jail term: Returned to prison for five days.

John Storey (51): Douglas House, Scholes - Damaged a Peugeot 308 police car to the value of £500, breach of the peace in Wigan: Discharged conditionally for 12 months, pay £500 compensation, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £20, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, bound over in the sum of £100 for 12 months to keep the peace,

Carol Melling (40): Viscount Road, Marsh Green - Dishonestly made a false statement to secure Housing Benefit and Income Support: Community order for four months with electronic monitoring, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £85, pay costs of £100 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

David Quinn (35): Campbell Street, Pemberton - Drove at a speed of over 50mph on a road with a temporary speed restriction: Fined £120, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £100 to the Crown Prosecution Service, driving record endorsed with three penalty points.

Martin Stuart Ryan (33): Wyre Avenue, Platt Bridge - Entered as a trespasser at a home on Vicarage Gardens, Platt Bridge, and stole tools to the value of £300: 12-month community order with unpaid work requirement for 100 hours, pay £1,300 compensation.

Keith Connor Pennington (21): Dean Close, Billinge - Drug driving on Cosgate Close, Orrell, with the proportion of cocaine in the blood above the specified limit: Fined £405, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £40, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, disqualified from driving for 16 months.

Alysha Marie Clayton (28): Prestt Grove, Worsley Mesnes - Stole food to the value of £85 belonging to Tesco, and other theft offences from Tesco and a BP garage, failed to comply with supervision requirements following a release from prison: Jailed for four months, suspended for 12 months, rehabilitation activity requirement, pay £410 compensation, fined £20.

Michael David Winstanley (29): Smithwood, Hindley - Drink driving on Wigan Road, Atherton, in a Ford Transit with 69 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the prescribed limit: Fined £120, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, disqualified from driving for 18 months.

Elizabeth Butler (29): Derby House, Scholes, Wigan - Drug driving on Warrington Road, Springview, with a cocaine derivative in the blood: Fined £90, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, disqualified from driving for 18 months.

Emma Freeman (29): Kimberley Street, Wigan - Drink driving on Delph Street, Wigan, in a Renault Clio with 168 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the prescribed limit: Jailed for 16 weeks, suspended for 18 months, unpaid work requirement for 180 hours, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115, pay costs of £85, disqualified from driving for 36 months.