Dropping litter, speeding and stealing from allotment sheds - the latest cases heard in court round-up

The following cases were heard at Teesside Magistrates’ Court:

Friday, 27th December 2019, 2:52 pm

Ryan Magee, 22, of no fixed abode, Hartlepool, was jailed for a total of 18 weeks. He admitted breaching a community order, which was imposed for a number of crimes. Magistrates said there was a flagrant disregard for court orders.

Neil Flounders, 45, of Annandale Crescent, Hartlepool, was jailed for 26 weeks. He pleaded guilty to having a weapon in a public place and threatening behaviour. He was also made subject of two 24-month restraining orders and told to pay £100 compensation and £85 costs.

Luke Winn, 19, of Park Square, Hartlepool, was fined £40 after admitting dropping litter. He was also ordered to pay a £32 surcharge.

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Corey Ben Roberts, 23, of Sydenham Road, Hartlepool, was jailed for six weeks. He admitted three charges of theft from allotment sheds and of failing to surrender to custody. During the thefts he stole items including two radios, a screwdriver set, a bike lock, electrician tape, a shovel, a garden strimmer and a hose. He was ordered to pay £10 in compensation, £85 costs and a £115 surcharge.

Sarah-Jane Twidale, aka Hanby, 43, of Tower Chamber, Tower Street, Hartlepool, was given an 18-week prison sentence after admitting breaching a suspended sentence.

Michael Donnelly, 24, of Quenby Road, Billingham, pleaded guilty to driving without a licence. He was fined £220 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 surcharge. He was also given three penalty points.

Julia Ellis, 47, of Auckland Way, Hartlepool, admitted a charge of speeding in Elwick Village. She was fined £259 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 surcharge. She was also given four penalty points.

Adrian Fornal, 32, of St Catherine’s Court, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and without a licence. He was fined £120, given six penalty points and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.

Ben Goodchild, 22, of Milton Road, Hartlepool, was fined £166 after admitting driving whilst using a handheld phone. He was given six penalty points and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.

John Tyers Halse, 49, of Seaton Lane, Hartlepool, was fined £660 after it was proven he failed to identify a driver to police. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £66 surcharge and given six penalty points.