Fleetwood: From the courts 23-12-15

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A training consultant whose mother had recently died was more than twice over the alcohol limit when stopped by police.

Michael Brocklehurst, 55, of Beach Road, Preesall, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 17 months, fined £175 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, said Brocklehurst was driving a Ford Mondo on the Esplanade, Knott End, on November 27 at 11.25pm, when a police patrol saw him take a left-hand corner wide and veer onto the opposite side of the road.

A breath test showed 72 microgrammes of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Carl Miller, defending, said his client’s mother had died in a hospice five days earlier. The evening of the offence he went to a local pub for a drink and for no logical reason decided to drive home.

The driving ban would mean Brocklehurst, a self-employee training consultant specialising in project management, would no longer be able to do his job or help care, as much as he would like to, for a teenage female relative who needed looking after.

A Fleetwood man has been put on a Christmas curfew.

Alan Beavers was gven the four-week punishment by District Judge Roger Lowe sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Beavers, 29,of Hamlet Road, admitted possessing a small quantity of amphetamine.

He also admitted failing to answer bail and breaching the terms of a 12-month community order.

The judge added a further ten hour unpaid work to Beavers’ punishment.

A man who poured pop over his girlfriend which then splashed onto a child has been ordered to do payback work.

Richard Capper, 26, of Ashton Avenue, Knott End, pleaded guilty to assault and causing damage.

He was sentenced to do 40 hours unpaid work for the community with a 12 months community order to include up to 10 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service and ordered to pay £50 compensation, a £150 court charge, £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

The court was told that Capper and his partner argued at her home in Stalmine on Halloween evening this year. He had then poured pop over her and some of the fizzy drink splashed onto a child. Afterwards he phoned his father to come and get him and threw the phone which smashed.

Brett Chappell, defending, said Capper had been woken by his partner and he shoved her away with his open palm before nudging her with his leg.

A man has made his first appearance at court accused of raping a woman.

Gareth England, 29, of Lowick Drive, Poulton, is also accused of sexually assaulting the same woman on the same date of January 11 this year.

Prosecutor Malcolm Isherwood’s application that the case should be heard at crown court was not opposed by defence lawyer Gary McAnulty.

England was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on January 13 by Blackpool magistrates.

A man accused of attempted robbery and burglary at Fleetwood has made his first appearance at court.

Andrew Tallentire, 28, of Hampden Road, Leyland, is charged with trying to rob a man of cash.

He is also accused of stealing car keys during the burglary of an address in Fleetwood Road.

Tallentire is further alleged to have taken a Volkswagon Golf at Fleetwood and driven is dangerously

All the offences are said to have taken place on March 23.

Tallentire was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on January 20 District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

He must not contact prosecution witnesses and must live at an address on Dimples Lane, Garstang.