Blackpool: From the courts 20-06-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Daniel Pepper, 26, drug driving

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A driver stopped by police at lunchtime on Christmas Eve was found to have drugs in his body.

Daniel Pepper, 26, of Rossett Avenue, Mereside, pleaded guilty to driving with cocaine in his system.

He was banned from the road for three years, fined £120 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Jim Mowbray, said police stopped Pepper as he drive a Ford Fiesta on Progress Way on December 24 at 1pm.

A blood test showed 65 units of cocaine in his body - 10 is the limit.

He had a driving with excess alcohol conviction from 2009.

Hugh Pond, defending, said his client had not used cocaine on the day he was stopped by police.

READ MORE: Tuesday's round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 19-06-18

Amy Martin, 27, assault

A 27-year-old Blackpool woman has been remanded in custody after breaching the terms of her bail for the third time.

Amy Martin was told by chairman of the Bench at Blackpool Magistrates Court Philip Calder: “You have shown no regard for your bail terms and have repeatedly contacted the victim and used controlling behaviour.”

The court heard that Martin, of Reads Avenue, is due to stand trial accused of assaulting her partner.

While on bail with an instruction she should not contact the alleged victim three times she has been caught with police staying with the victim.

The latest breach happened at the weekend when police were called to the victim’s home on Ormond Avenue.

They were initially told Martin had not been there.

But a short time later they found Martin in a nearby ornamental garden dressed in her night clothes.

Andrew Brazier, 37, assault

A man attacked his girlfriend with a can of lager at their Fleetwood home causing a nasty cut at the side of her nose.

Andrew Brazier hit her three times on the head with the unopened can then opened it and threw lager in her face.

Brazier, 37, now living at Kings Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm.

Prosecutor, Jim Mowbray, said the couple, who lived in Fleetwood, had an argument on July 5 in 2016 during which Brazier’s partner said he called her “all the names under the sun.

He grabbed her by the hair pulling her backwards along the landing before attacking her with the beer can and punching her three times.

She had suffered a nasty cut one-and-a-half inches long at the side of her nose.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said the couple were both heavily intoxicated at the time of the offence.

Brazier had picked up the can to throw lager in her face but the can had slipped out of his hand causing an injury to her face.

The case was adjourned for a hearing where evidence from both the prosecution and defence will be heard.

Daniel Cunningham, 28, assault

A father who was paranoid and believed his former girlfriend had had an affair with his brother grabbed her arm bruising her.

Daniel Cunningham had a cocaine habit which his ex believed had caused his mental health problems and she wanted him to get help a court was told.

Cunningham, 28, of Kilmory Place, Bispham, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was fined £250 with £85 costs and ordered to pay his ex £30 compensation with £30 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Sarah Perkins, told magistrates that Cunningham’s ex said they had been together for eight years and after they split-up things remained civil between them.

The ex had added that six months ago he had become paranoid believing people were talking about him and no-one liked him.

On May 29 he wanted to go to his brother’s, who he believed his ex had slept with. As he was trying to get her car keys he grabbed hold of her arm causing bruising.

Defence lawyer, David Charnley, said Cunningham’s ex had said it was the first time he had been violent towards her.

He had immediately admitted grabbing her arm and said she bruised easily.

Ronan Rosie, 18, criminal damage

A young man has had his curfew changed so he can attend his sister’s wedding.

Ronan Rosie, 18, of Cunliffe Road, Blackpool, successfully applied for change of hours so he can attend the service and meal in Staining on Saturday.

He had previously admitted behaving in a threatening manner.

Rosie would normally have to be on his home by 6pm. The court has agreed he can stay out until 9pm on Saturday after he produced his wedding invitation.

Rosie was warned not to drink too much.