Blackpool: From the courts 08-05-18

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

READ MORE: Monday's round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 07-05-18

Rebecca Harnett , 22, assault, being drunk and disorderly and breaching a conditional discharge

A woman who had drunk more than two bottles of wine kicked a nightspot manager on the thigh.

Rebecca Harnett said she lost her temper after being refused entry to Pop World on the Strand.

Harnett, 22, of Dinmore Avenue, Grange Park, pleaded guilty to assault, being drunk and disorderly and breaching a conditional discharge for being drunk and disorderly.

She was sentenced to a 12 weeks tagged curfew from 8pm to 6am and ordered to pay £50 compensation with £85 costs plus £85 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

17-year-old boy, failing to comply with a condition of his bail

A teenager due for sentence for an offence of being carried in a Porsche Panamara taken without consent was arrested after returning home late.

The 17-year-old Blackpool boy, who can not be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a condition of his bail.

Blackpool magistrates agreed to rebail him.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said the teenager had been bailed with the condition he kept a 9pm to 7am curfew at his address.

On April 28 at 10.10pm police went to his address. They searched the property but the teenager was not there.

He was later arrested.

John McLaren, defending, told magistrates his client returned home a lot later than 9pm the night police went to check on him.

Mr McLaren said checking the time was a problem for the teenager as: “he does not have a watch or a phone.”

Sonny McDonagh, 22, assault

A man accused of assaulting a 17-year-old boy at Blackpool has appeared at court over the video link.

Sonny McDonagh, 22, of Powell Avenue, Marton, pleaded not guilty to assault.

He also denied making threats to a woman for the purpose of causing anxiety and stress.

McDonagh was remanded in custody for trial on May 17.

Joseph Lennon, 55, assault

A man pushed a six-year-old boy along the footpath and into school.

The boy was crying after he was continually sworn at by Joseph Lennon.

A woman who witnessed the scene at a Blackpool primary school was so upset she also cried, prosecutor Sarah Perkins said.

Lennon, 55, of Ailsa Avenue, Marton, admitted two assault offences on the boy – pushing and slapping the child as well as the verbal threats.

The court heard it was a sustained incident after Lennon lost his temper with the boy on the way to the school.

Lennon told the court: “I made a mistake. It was a terrible thing to do. We had a lot of problems at the time and I was in a bad place but I have no excuses.”

Lennon was given an 18 month community order which will include 40 days rehabilitation and 50 hours unpaid work for the community.

He must pay £150 costs and £85 victim’s surcharge.

Aiden Ellerker, 23, failing to comply with a bail condition

A man breached his bail because his lift encountered heavy traffic on the way back from a job in Manchester.

Aiden Ellerker, 23, of Victoria Street, Fleetwood, who pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a bail condition.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said Ellerker had denied an offence of robbery and had been bailed with the condition he kept an 8pm to 7am curfew at his home.

On April 24 the equipment monitoring his tag registered that he was 15 minutes late for the start of his curfew. It was his second breach of bail.

Gerry Coyle, defending, said at the time Ellerker had been on a two week trial for a scaffolding firm.

The day of the offence traffic was very busy coming back from a job in Manchester and his lift dropped Ellerker back 15 minutes late.

Ellerker had suffered an injury and no longer worked for the scaffolding company.

John O’Neill, 27, breaching a restraining order

A father with 11 convictions for breaching a restraining order threatened to rape a woman.

John O’Neill made the threat to the mother of his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

He also bombarded his ex with Facebook and video messages and communicated with her new partner calling him a rapist with a low sperm count.

O’Neill, 27, of Reads Avenue, Blackpool, appeared before the court via the video link from Preston Prison.

He pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order and admitted two offences of making a malicious communication.

He was sentenced to 26 weeks jail and ordered to pay his three victims £50 compensation each.

Robert Castle, defending, said his client had become very distressed over the lack of contact he had with his son.