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Wigan's Week In Court

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

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


John Darbyshire (42): Taylor Road, Hindley Green - Failed without reasonable excuse to comply with a community requirement of a suspended sentence order given for breach of a sexual offences order: Jailed for sixteen weeks, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115.

Callum Maxwell (23): Grimshaw Street, Golborne - Failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirements of a community order given for breach of a restraining order: Original community order revoked and new one imposed including a 12-week curfew.

Mark Robert Thorpe (37): Martland Court, Frog Lane, Wigan - Possession of a knife in a public place, failed to surrender to custody: Jailed for four months, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £115.

Louise Jane Callaghan (39): Danbers, Up Holland - Possession of amphetamine: Discharged conditionally for 12 months, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £20, pay costs of £85.

Dennis Dobbins (37): Naylor Avenue, Golborne - Drink driving with 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit being 35 microgrammes: Fined £120, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £85, disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Richard Thomas Halliday (31): Monument Mansions, Wigan Lane, Wigan - Harassment of Madeleine Hudson: Community order for 12 months with alcohol treatment requirement, restraining order not to contact Madeleine Hudson or enter a block of flats at Monument Mansions or Rodney House, fined £50, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £85, pay costs of £85.

Sue Leatherbarrow (33): Rose Avenue, Beech Hill - Obtained Income Support by making a dishonest statement to the Department for Work and Pensions, failed to notify Wigan Council of a change in circumstances that they knew would affect Council Tax Benefit and Housing Benefit: Jailed for 24 weeks, suspended for eight weeks as fraudulent claims in excess of £29,000, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £15, pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Semr Edvins Kotovs: Silverdale Avenue, Ince - Drink driving on Darlington Street, Wigan, with 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 milliltres of breath, with the legal limit being 35 microgrammes: Fined £460, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £46, pay costs of £85, disqualified from driving for 46 months.

Andrew Gordon Rimmer (55): Downall Green Road, Ashton - Assaulted Diane Rimmer by beating her: Community order for 12 months with rehabilitation activity requirement and 40 hours of unpaid work, restraining order not to contact Diane Rimmer or enter Wigan Road, Ashton, pay £50 compensation, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £85, pay costs of £400.

Elaine Cross (51): Montrey Crescent, Ashton - Drove at a speed exceeding 30mph on a restricted road: Fined £162, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, pay costs of £85, driving record endorsed with three penalty points.

Thomas John Pounder (26): Canberra Road, Marsh Green - Assaulted a police officer in the execution of his duty, harassment of C. Fountayner, used threatening or abusive words or behaviour, committed an offence while subject of a suspended sentence was in place for possession of an offensive weapon, a knuckle duster, damaged a cell and CCTV camera belonging to Greater Manchester Police: Jailed for 28 weeks, pay compensation of £100.

Kelly Louise Seddon (28): Canberra Road, Marsh Green - Failed to promptly notify the Department of Work and Pensions of a change in circumstances that would affect their entitlement to support allowances: Community order for 12 months with unpaid work requirement for 250 hours, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £85.