Blackpool: From the courts 29-05-18

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

Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 11:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 12:07 pm
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Blackpool: From the courts 28-05-18

Anthony Donaldson, 56, breach of Sexual Offenders Prevention Order

A 56-year-old Poulton man has been sent for trial accused of breaching a Sex Offenders Prevention Order.

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Anthony Donaldson, of Hawthorne Grove, had the order imposed by Preston Crown Court in 2015.

Now he is alleged to have breached it by not making computer and internet devices available for inspection by police. He is further charged with two allegations of possessing indecent images of children.

District Judge Jeff Brailsford remanded Donaldson in custody pending the first hearing at the higher court on June 27.

Prosecutor Sarah Perkins told the judge: “Further charges are likely. The police inquiries are ongoing.”

Scott March, 41, breach of suspended jail term

A 41-year-old St Annes man has admitted breaching a suspended jail term.

He breached a court order not to be in the company of his former girlfriend.

Scott March, of Lord Street, had the suspended sentence imposed at Preston Crown Court– the court which will now have to re sentence him.

Sarah Perkins said March was arrested when police were called to his flat after sounds of a domestic row.

They found the woman at the flat and March was arrested.

Steven Townley, defending, said: “She had come round to see him but that meant he was the one in trouble.”

District Judge Jeff Brailsford granted March bail until he is sentenced at the higher court on June 27.

Darren White, 33, affray, possessing a knife in public and making threats to damage property

A man is alleged to have threatened neighbours with a knife in a Blackpool Street.

Darren White is also said to have threatened to burn one of their houses down in Ashton Road.

White, 33, of Ashton Road, was granted bail.

He faces three charges which must be heard at Preston Crown Court where he will appear on June 27.

He is charged with affray, possessing the knife in public and threats to damage property. He was bailed on condition he lives at an address in Preston and does not contact witnesses.

Suzanne Boyle, 28, theft

A woman with drug problems stole twice from the same store in Fleetwood.

Suzanne Boyle, 28, of Pharos Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to two offences of theft.

She was sentenced to 28 days curfew from 8pm to 5am and ordered to pay £50 compensation.

The judge told her: “You have a record that is massive – you need to be sure this is the last entry on it.” Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said a police officer identified Boyle on April 8, from CCTV stealing groceries from the port’s Iceland.

On April 11 Boyle went into the same shop and took laundry washing products and leaving without paying. She was caught when she went into the shop later the same day. When interviewed, Boyle said she had first stolen steak and scones to eat as she was hungry and then the laundry powder.

She had a criminal record of 125 offences – many for theft.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Boyle, who had a drugs issue, had serious health problems and been in hospital, including the intensive care unit, numerous times.

Mercedes Allan, 21, drink-driving

A dental nurse was found to be over the alcohol limit after crashing her car into a bollard.

Mercedes Allan was in Fleetwood with her boyfriend for a festival but drove off after they had an argument.Allan, 21, of Dunkeld Road, Perth, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

She was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £280 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge.

Adam Mayall, 28, assault

A man accused of assaulting two men at Blackpool has appeared at court over video-link.Adam Mayall, 28, of George Street, North Shore, pleaded not guilty to assaulting one man causing him actual bodily harm and assaulting another man. Mayall was remanded in custody towards his trial on July 2.

Paul Johnson, 44, assault

A former software engineer accused of hitting his girlfriend with his belt-buckle and battering her with a plastic milk bottle has appeared at court over video-link.

Paul Johnson, 44, of Hexham Avenue, Cleveleys, faces a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm and four charges of assaulting his partner over a three week period last month,Johnson pleaded not guilty to all the offences.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, opposed a bail application.

Johnson was refused bail and remanded in custody toward his trial on June 19.