Blackpool: From the courts 19-09-17

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

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 12:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:43 am
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Here is Friday’s round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 18-09-17

A man who repeatedly exposed himself to a young women when he was living at the YMCA has been put on the Sex Offender’s Register for five years.

Nathan Holehouse’s behaviour was caught on CCTV from the lounge of the accommodation on London Street, Fleetwood.

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A court was told he viewed his behaviour as a prank and performed an indecent act as he was being booked in at the police custody desk.

Holehouse, a 20-year-old former fairground worker, now of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to two offences of intentionally exposing himself.

He was sentenced to a 12-month community order with up to 20 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, fined £50 and ordered to pay each of his victims £50 compensation.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said a woman was in the YMCA with Holehouse watching television in the lounge on August 7 when the defendant started asking to kiss her.

She said no and he twice exposed his private parts. The woman reported the matter to staff and said Holehouse had repeatedly indecently exposed himself to her for a week.

The victim said she had spent time with him because he was lonely and had no friends.

In another incident at 8pm, a young mother was lying on her bed with toothache when Holehouse walked into her room and exposed himself.

Steven Townley, defending, said: “You are dealing with a young man who is vulnerable and has mental health problems.

“It’s very difficult for him to understand how others would comprehend his behaviour. He was making very poor attempts to have a relationship with these girls.He seems to see his behaviour as a joke and a sort of prank.”

Holehouse had already spent more than five weeks in custody.

Sophie Richardson, 41, theft and breach of court order

A woman with a heroin problem stole from a chemists so she buy drugs.

Sonia Richardson, 41, of Platt Street, North Shore, pleaded guilty to theft and breaching a court order.

She was sentenced to a 12 months community order with up to 20 days rehabilitation to be supervised, ordered to do 12 months drugs rehabilitation and told to pay £71 compensation.

Presiding magistrate, Sylvia Kirby, told her: “We are giving you a last chance.

“You’re behaviour is not acceptable.

“You’re pushing it.”

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said Richardson was caught on July 25, after stealing two foot massagers valued at £71 from Lloyds Pharmacy.

Cheryl Crawshaw, prosecuting for the probation service, said Richardson had previously been given a 12 months community service order with up to 20 days rehabilitation and seven months drug rehabilitation for an offence of shoplifting.

She missed two appointments with her probation officer and did not provide proof for doing so.

It was her second breach of the order.

Stephen Duffy, defending, said his client, who was now five weeks pregnant, had been living a chaotic lifestyle.

She said she was not now using heroin. She was working with the drug team and receiving a daily dose of the heroin substitute methadone, but she had worryingly started taking crack cocaine and needed help.

Tracey Partington, 24, sending a threatening letter for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety

A woman has been banned from all charity shops on the Fylde Coast after being accused of making threats to charity workers.

Tracey Partington, a former volunteer for a heart charity, is alleged to have sent a letter to the British Heart Foundation charity shop on St Andrews Road South, St Annes, which read: “You’re all going to die.

“I’m going to kill the lot of you. You’re going to have a painful nasty death.”

Partington, 24, of Hornby Road, Blackpool, pleaded not guilty to sending a threatening letter for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety.

The prosecution opposed an application by defence lawyer, Steven Townley, for bail for his client.

Partington was bailed to November 28 for trial.

She must not enter any charity shops in Blackpool Fylde and Wyre, not communicate with any employees or volunteers of The British Heart Foundation,

Cancer Research or Barnardo’s and not contact three named charity workers as conditions of her bail.