Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Courts in Brief

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Courts in Brief

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A selection of offences from the magistrates'' courts Ian Robson, 28, of Argyle Avenue, Hexham, Northumberland. Admitted failing to stop for or report a collision with a wall in Hexham on June 30. Given six penalty points.

Jamie Bennett, 21, of Melton Avenue, Walker. Entered Wharrier Street Primary School, Walker, as a trespasser with intent to steal on July 25. Sent to prison for 19 weeks after pleading guilty.

Steven Edgar, 23, of Western Road, Jarrow. Harassed a woman by visiting her sister's home and making unpleasant comments, and then making two visits to the woman's home, carrying a threat, on May 19. Discharged conditionally for a year following a guilty plea. Steven Shanahan, 44, of Saltwell Road, Gateshead. Admitted stealing a male grooming kit valued at PS8.99 from Discount UK, Newcastle, on September 8. Discharged conditionally for six months.

Elaine Rutherford, 43, of Benwell Hall Drive, Benwell. Jointly with another, stole 17 Radley handbags valued at PS951 from Debenhams on August 1. Sentenced to six months' prison, suspended for a year, after pleading guilty.

Edward Armstrong, of St Lawrence Avenue, Amble. Used edible crab as bait while operating a fishing boat on May 9. He must pay fines and costs of PS1,275 after pleading guilty. John Mair, 54, and Caroline Mair, 52, of Shafto Street, Wallsend. Caused unnecessary suffering to a dog by failing to address its arthritis, skin disease and conjunctivitis in Wallsend between January and April. Banned from owning a dog for five years and hit with costs of PS584 following a guilty plea.

Robert Cramman, 25, of Rudyerd Street, North Shields. Stole PS717.50 from a woman at the Spring Garden Inn, North Shields, on August 1. He must carry out 200 hours' unpaid work and pay compensation of PS1,070 after pleading guilty.

Kristofer Mawhinney, 20, of Ashkirk, Dudley. Admitted producing counterfeit PS5 and PS10 notes and attempting to pass them as genuine at the Shell garage, Annitsford, on August 30. Sentenced to 14 weeks' prison, suspended for two years.

Michael Mullen, 21, of Lily Crescent, Whitburn. …

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