Criminals harmed people, homes and a Mercedes

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The following people were dealt with at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, December 17:

Adam Ian Flounders, 29, of St David’s Close, Billingham, pleaded guilty to assault by beating.

He was given a community order and a restraining order banning him from contacting the victim either directly or indirectly and entering the street where the victim lives and the assault took place.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £180 to the Crown Prosecution Service and criminal courts charges of £150.

He was also ordered to pay compensation of £58 after admitting breaking a window to the value of £58.

He pleaded guilty to damaging a fence panel worth £20 and admitted breaching a suspended sentence order. He was committed to prison for eight weeks suspended for 14 months.

Matthew Peter Davies, 29, of Chacombe, Washington, pleaded guilty to assault by beating. He was made subject to a community order of 80 hours of unpaid work, ordered to pay £100 in compensation, £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a criminal courts charge of £150.

The community order also applied to his guilty plea of damaging bannister spindles and a wall of an unknown value, another assault by beating and damaging a Mercedes car of an unknown value.

He was also ordered to pay £75 in compensation for damaging the Mercedes. Davies also pleaded guilty to destroying three double glazed windows worth £300. This was covered by the community order of 80 hours of unpaid work.

Claire Bartholomew was dealt with at the court on Monday, December 21. The 33-year-old, of Charterhouse Street, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to having class A drug diamorphine in her possession.

She was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge, costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £180 criminal courts charge.