Blackpool: From the courts 13-03-18

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

Monday, 12th March 2018, 2:57 pm
Updated Monday, 12th March 2018, 4:00 pm
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Blackpool: From the courts 12-03-18

John Lyons, 41, failing to comply with a Criminal Behaviour Order

A man who breached a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) within three days of being put on one by a court has been jailed.

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John Lyons, 41, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a CBO by being in an area of Blackpool he was banned from.

He was sentenced to 10 weeks jail and ordered to pay £115 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said Lyons was made the subject of a two year CBO on March 5. One of the conditions of the order was that Lyons should not enter the resort’s Talbot Road.

On March 8 at 5.25am police received a tip-off that Lyons was on Talbot Road. Officers found him sitting in an archway outside a book shop.

At the time of the offence he was on a suspended prison sentence for a public order offence and in breach of a conditional discharge.

Defence lawyer, Hugh Pond, said the CBO had been made in his client’s absence but the order had been served on him the following day.

Mr Pond described the order as extensive, pointing out that Talbot Road was a major thoroughfare of the resort.

Jake Mitchenson, 26, assault

A man accused of kicking his girlfriend in the back and pushing her on a Blackpool street has been refused bail.

Jake Mitchenson, 26, of Coronation Street, Blackpool, appeared at court via the videolink from Preston Prison, pleaded not guilty to assault.

The offence is alleged to have taken place in the resort’s Havelock Street on March 5.

Prosecutor Pam Smith opposed an application for bail for Mitchenson. Mitchenson was remanded in custody towards his trial on April 13.

Ian Langhorne, 38, assault and criminal damage

A man accused of threatening to stab his girlfriend and police officers with a kitchen knife after bursting into his girlfriend’s St Annes home has made his first appearance at court.

Ian Langhorne is also said to have grabbed his girlfriend round the neck in a headlock and punched her on the cheek.

Langhorne, 38, of Victoria Road, St Annes, pleaded not guilty to assault and denied causing damage to a door casing.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on March 10. Prosecutor, Pam Smith, opposed bail for Langhorne. Langhorne was refused bail and remanded in custody towards his trial on April 23.

Tina Walton, 38, breach of the peace

A woman screamed at a mother and son and threw items around their address.

Tina Walton, 38, of Edmonton Place, Bispham, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace.

She was bound over in the sum of £200 for 12 months.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said Walton had been staying at a woman’s home in Blackpool looking after her animals while she was in hospital.

The woman was then discharged from hospital and there was then an argument between Walton and her former boyfriend – the woman’s son.

On March 10 there was another row between Walton and her ex.

She ripped pictures from the wall and emptied drawers while screaming at her ex and his mother.

When spoken to by police Walton said she had been drinking Jack Daniels and taken Diazepam.

Brett Chappell, defending, said his client, who had a drink and drugs problem, apologised for her behaviour that day.

Tamara Thomas, 42, failing to provide a specimen for drug testing

A woman was unable to attend court because she was ill with a chest infection magistrates were told.

Tamara Thomas, 42, of Dinmore Avenue, Grange Park, is charged with failing to provide a specimen for drug testing on Valentines Day.

She is also accused of possessing heroin on the same date. Thomas had her case adjourned.

Daniel Littler, 28, assault

A visitor twice pushed his girlfriend when she tried to leave the Blackpool hotel they were staying at.

Daniel Littler was captured on CCTV at The Sunny Days Hotel, South Promenade, shoving his partner twice and taking her phone.

Littler, a 28-year-old labourer, of Rydal Crescent, Worsley, Manchester, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was given an 18 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge.

Presiding magistrate, Nora Sopworth, told him: “This was a totally unacceptable incident, committed in drink and in a domestic violence situation.”

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said on March 11 about 4am a member of the hotel staff heard Littler shout: “You’re not going anywhere,” before pushing his girlfriend, who stumbled and hit a wall.