Court Round-up: Ariel washing liquid, Matalan clothing and a CPR dummy theft

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The following people were dealt with at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court on Monday, September 21:

Jason Anthony Smyth, 20, of Jutland Road, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to being in possession of an offensive weapon, namely a knuckle duster, in a public place.

He was put under a community order and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and criminal courts charge of £180.

Stephanie Rebecca Bates, 41, of Lamberd Road, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to stealing a bag, seven tops, and two pairs of trousers from Matalan.

She was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge, £40 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Paul Simon Bryson, 36, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to stealing a CPR mannequin, resuscitation mannequin, fleece jacket, trauma first aid kit and paramedic hat.

He was sent to prison for 12 weeks and ordered to pay £10 compensation and a £180 criminal courts charge.

He also pleased guilty to stealing a child’s bag and was given a 12-week concurrent prison sentence and ordered to pay £10 compensation.

Maxine Smettem, 27, of Fraser Grove, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to damaging a window worth £200.

She was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £200 compensation, £40 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a criminal courts charge of £150.

Levi Turnbull, 21, of Fernwood Avenue, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to stealing Ariel washing liquid to the value of £42.

She was fined £35, told to pay £42 compensation, £40 to the Crown Prosecution Service and £150 criminal courts charge.

The court also heard she committed the offence while under a 12-month conditional discharge. No action was taken on the breach and the order continues.