Blackpool: From the courts 01-09-17

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

READ MORE: Here is Thursday’s round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 31-08-17
Dominic Cantley, 26, breaching a SHPO

A former junior football coach who is a convicted paedophile broke the law by contacting a young teenage boy, a court heard.

Dominic Cantley was described as posing a high risk of sexual harm to children.

Cantley, a night-worker, of Bowness Avenue, Mereside, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

He was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment and ordered to pay £85 costs with £115 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Magistrates then agreed to free Cantley following an application for bail for him, pending an appeal against his sentence.

Cantley formerly coached juniors at football clubs in Blackpool.

Prosecuting, Pam Smith, said in March Cantley had been convicted of attempting to incite a 13-year-old boy to engage in sexual activity.

He had been in custody on remand leading up to his sentence when he was put on a three-year community order and the Sex Offenders Register. Cantley was then put on a SHPO until 2022.

One of the SHPO’s conditions banned him from contacting any child under 18, except inadvertently, or unless he had the permission of the child’s parents or guardian.

On May 5, a grandmother who was the guardian of a 14-year-old Blackpool boy discovered Cantley had been contacting the teenager via Facebook. She had not been aware of Cantley’s conviction.

Probation officer, Angela Brooks, said in a report to the court that Cantley had been assessed as being a high risk of sexual harm to children. She added he had previously contacted male teenagers to talk about football but there had been an element of romance in some messages with Cantley signing off with “love.”

Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, said the SHPO had been handed to Cantley with no explanation of the terms of it and he had not fully understood it.

Mrs Jamieson-Sinclair said: “He has to have things explained to him in a way which is relevant to his situation.

“He has a level of understanding of a much younger person. That is why he maintained friendships with people younger than him.”

Talha Patel, Emma Harris, Moira Harris and Oduwa Edenene, money laundering

A alleged fraud gang have made their first appearances at court.

The four people who appeared before District Judge Jeff Brailsford at Blackpool are alleged to have money laundered proceedings from an internet scam.

Their alleged cut from the operation was said to be £30,000, prosecutor Jim Mowbray told the judge sitting at the resort’s magistrates court.

The prosecutor said that legitimate business including property and overseas and UK bases removal firms had their bank accounts hacked and money was redirected to the four accuseds’ accounts and then immediately moved abroad.

A fifth man accused in connection with the allegations is believed to have fled overseas.

The four are Talha Patel, 30, of Brixton Road, Preston; Emma Harris, 25, of Forfar Street, Burnley; Moira Harris, 48, of Portree Road, Blackpool; and Oduwa Edenene, 49,of Neville Square, Leeds.

All four were bailed to attend their trial .

The first case management hearing will be held at Preston Crown Court on September 27.

Samijo Eaves, 24, breach of the peace

A mother had to call police to her home at breakfast time after her daughter threatened to harm herself after drinking vodka.

Samijo Eaves, of Ribble Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace.

She was bound over in the sum of £100 for 12 months by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said on August 21 at 8am police were asked to go to Eaves’ home by her mum.

Eaves’ mother said she had been drinking heavily and had been drinking vodka that morning.

Officers took Eaves to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with her mum after she said she would harm herself.At 12.30pm police were called back to the Eaves home where they could hear the

defendant shouting.

Her mum said she had been “kicking off” and been so aggressive with her she thought she was going to be assaulted. Eaves told magistrates she had nothing to say about the incident.

Lee Doward, 35, fraud

A man facing two charges of VAT fraud will appear before Blackpool Magistrates Court court on September 7.

Lee Doward formerly of St David’s Close,St Annes, is said to have committed the offences between 2011 and 2015 when he ran a company called Internet Search Solutions Ltd from that address.

Doward’s current home is in Bootle, Merseyside.