Blackpool: From the courts 31-08-17
Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
A duo have made their first appearances at court charged with defrauding Fylde coast residents of around £23,000.
Zahida Fazal, 19, of Canterbury,Kent, and Micah King, 20, of Coulsden,Surrey are charged with money laundering by conning people into sending them cheques.
The cheques were then cashed and the money moved immediately to foreign bank accounts, Blackpool Magistrates were told.
The duo were bailed to appear in court again on September 27.
Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said the duo were part of an alleged gang who made fraudulent calls to members of the public offering non-existant services.
Sarah Boyle, 30, using threatening words likely to cause alarm
A mother threatened police at the Preston new Road fracking site and said she would get terror group ISIS to bomb them.
Sarah Boyle, 30, was protesting outside the site where Cuadrilla wants to drill for shale gas.
Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was stood on the pavement and witnesses said she suddenly became agitated and excited.”
“She then shouted at the police, ‘we will get ISIS to bomb you up soon’.
“She continued to make references to ISIS and a police officer went over to her and asked her to calm down.
“Given the recent events on Manchester and Westminster, these remarks by Boyle were grossly outrageous and offensive.”
Boyle, of Mowbray Road, Fleetwood, admitted using threatening words likely to cause alarm and distress when she appeared before District Judge Jeff
Brailsford. She was already in breach of a Crown Court suspended jail term.
Boyle told the judge: “The remarks were not aimed at the coppers they were aimed at the fracking site.
“I had been manhandled all morning by the police.”
Boyle was bailed to be sentenced at Preston CrownCourt on September 27.
Jack Wibberly, 30, assault
A former coach driver headbutted his former girlfriend when he demanded to be let into the former family home at Freckleton for a drink.
Jack Wibberley went to the address in Shackleton Road after a drug dealer he owed a debt to attacked him with a hammer and injured his foot, the court was told.
Wibberley, 30, now living at Bank House Hostel, Fazackerley, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to assault.
He was sentenced to a 12-month community order with up to 30 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, put on a four-week curfew from 7pm to 6am and ordered to pay £100 compensation to his victim, plus an £85 victim surcharge.
Wibberley was also put on a 12-month restraining order that bans him from contacting his former partner except through solicitors, the family court or social services about child contact and prohibits him entering Shackleton Road.On May 17, at around midnight, Wibberley banged on his ex’s door and
asked for some of his belongings, which she gave him.
He then demanded to come in for a drink. She said no but he barged through the door and headbutted her.
Magistrates heard he had used drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism but was no longer using cocaine and was getting specialist help for his drink problem.
Martin Hillson, defending, said his client had no history of domestic violence.
John Cargill, 28, assault
A man who insulted his former girlfriend and kicked her was fined £50.
John Cargill lost his temper after being told his contact with his son would be restricted, Blackpool magistrates heard.
Cargill, 28, of Ansdell Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assault and causing £300 worth of damage.
He was sentenced to a two-year community order with up to 20 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, fined £50 and ordered to pay an £85 victim surcharge.
Prosecutor, Adrian Hollamby, said the couple had been together for 18 months and had a child but split up earlier this year.
On June 5, they had a row during which Cargill kicked her. His mother separated them and sent the victim inside and told her son to leave. He returned, demanding the door be opened, and hit it so hard a glass panel cracked.
Hugh Pond, defending, said his client suffered from anxiety and depression
He had spent a good day with his son but lost his temper after being told in the future he should only see his son at a contact