Blackpool: From the courts 08-01-18

Blackpool magistrates court
Blackpool magistrates court

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

READ MORE: Friday’s round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 05-01-18

Zoe Smith, 19, threatening behaviour

A teenage patient threatened to kill a staff nurse at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Zoe Smith’s bad behaviour in the accident and emergency department caused fear and distress to patients and staff.

Smith, 19, formerly of Strand Road, Preston, now of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner.

She was fined £80 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said police were called to Victoria Hospital on December 17 at 5am, where Smith was causing a disturbance.

She had been drinking and was threatening to harm herself. Smith was shouting and swearing and said she would kill a staff nurse.

The prosecutor said: “She was walking around disrupting the triage area, causing fear and distress to other patients and staff there.”

Smith, who had previously caused problems at the hospital, told police she did not mean it when she said she would kill a nurse.

Hugh Pond, defending, said Smith and her boyfriend had argued so she had come back to Blackpool and had nowhere to live.

Owen Burns, 65, rape and sexual assault

A man has made his first court appearance charged with multiple rape and sex offences against the same boy.

District Judge Jeff Brailsford sent Owen Burns for trial at Preston Crown Court where he will appear on February 7.

The judge heard that 65-year-old Burns of Charnley Road,Blackpool faced 13 allegations of raping a boy and sexually assaulting the boy.

Burns was granted bail. He must sign-on at Blackpool police station three times a week and tell the police if he intends to take up the any employment.

He must have no contact with any witnesses in the case or enter a named road in the Blackpool area where his alleged victim lives.

Jamie McCrae, 30, breach of the peace

A man said he was so drunk he could not even remember being arrested at his own home after a row with his partner.

During the incident police had to use pepper spray to overcome Jamie McCrae.

McCrea ,30,of Laburnum Street, North Shore, admitted causing a breach of the peace.

He was bound over for six months in the sum of £150.

Prosecutor Pam Smith told the court: “Police were called to the property because shouting and screaming had been heard.

“When they got inside they found this man’s partner sitting on the floor with him towering above her.

“The officers had to use their PAVA spray to make their arrest.”

Paul Harrison, 33, breach of bail

A man broke the terms of his bail by repeatedly messaging his former partner on Facebook.

Paul Harrison was forbidden to have any contact with her after he appeared before magistrates accused of assaulting her.

Harrison, 33, of Ansdell Road, Blackpool. admitted breaching his bail by contacting her though the internet site.

He was rebailed by District Judge Brailsford who warned him: “If you do this again you won’t be going home it will be Her Majesty’s Prison Preston, for you.”

Prosecutor Pam Smith said that not only had Harrison used Facebook he had also tried to get into his alleged victim’s house at one stage.

Harrison must now not enter Queen Victoria Road,Blackpool.

Nichaela Elizabeth Cole, 26, revenge porn

A mother has appeared at court charged with a “revenge porn” offence against her former partner.

Nichaela Elizabeth Cole made her first appearance before District Judge Brailsford.

Cole who lives in Sandwell, West Midlands, is accused of disclosing private sexual photographs and films of her alleged victim’s private parts.

The judge made an order forbidding the publication of the victim’s name.

The offence is alleged to have been carried out in Blackpool between July and September last year.

She is further charged with sending offensive messages on a false Facebook page.

Cole was bailed until her appearance at Preston Crown Court on February 7.