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Blackpool: From the courts 09-01-18

Blackpool magistrates court
Blackpool magistrates court

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

READ MORE: Monday’s round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 08-01-18

Jakaline Wild, 54, theft

A daughter with an alleged gambling addiction to slot machines who is accused of emptying her elderly father’s bank accounts and pensions has made her first appearance at court.

Jakaline Wild, 54, of Croasdale Drive, Cleveleys, is charged with theft from her father.

The offence is said to have taken place between March 1 2016 and June 11 last year.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, told the court the prosecution said the case was not suitable to be heard at a magistrates’ court.

The prosecutor added: “It is alleged the defendant was trusted by her elderly and infirm father with his bank cards and pin numbers and that she emptied his accounts and pensions.

“The exact amount taken has not yet been confirmed but it runs into thousands of pounds.”

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had indicated she would plead not guilty to the charge.

He added that Wild’s father had now passed away.

Wild was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on February 7 by Blackpool magistrates.

James McFlynn, 38, assault

A man has made his first appearance at court accused of assaulting women care staff looking after his father in Blackpool.

James McFlynn, a 38-year-old barista, of Palmer Close, Manchester, is charged with two offences of assault.

The offence is alleged to have have taken place on Saturday. McFlynn was bailed to April 6 for trial.

He must not contact the complainants as a condition of his bail.

Dennis Knowles, 32, not complying with a suspended prison sentence

A thief who stole from a family member failed to keep in touch with specialists trying to help him with his drug problem.

Dennis Knowles, 32, of Yew Tree Road, Grange Park, pleaded guilty to not complying with a suspended prison sentence.

He was sentenced to 20 weeks jail.

Linda McIntyre, 44, possession of a blade in public and theft

A woman slashed at her throat with a knife after being arrested and put in the back of a police van.

Linda McIntyre shouted at officers “don’t come near me” and refused to put the craft knife down so police were forced to pepper-spray her to get the weapon off her.

McIntyre, 44, of Mowbray Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to possession of a blade in public, theft of a handbag containing cash and keys valued at £965 and failing to answer bail.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said the defendant stole a woman’s handbag containing more than £800 cash from the Royal Oak Hotel, Fleetwood on June 3.

On September 27 she was arrested for the theft and put in the back of a police van on Amounderness Way, Fleetwood.

McIntyre kept asking why she was not being taken to Fleetwood police station as they travelled to Blackpool Police headquarters.

An officer looked round and saw McIntyre slashing at her neck with a craft knife.

She refused to drop the weapon and officers had to disarm her.

McIntyre had one previous conviction for possessing an offensive weapon and three previous convictions for possessing a blade in public.

Defence solicitor, Stephen Duffy, said McIntyre, who had health issues, had not committed any further offences since being bailed.

McIntyre was bailed to appear for sentence at Preston Crown Court on February 7.

She must not enter the Royal Oak Hotel, Lord Street, Fleetwood, and must live at her given address plus reporting to police three times a week as conditions of her bail.

Paul Walton, 26, obstructing police, possessing cannabis and theft

A man lied to police and gave a friend’s personal details after he was caught with drugs.

The friend was summonsed to court for the offence but protested his innocence and police tracked down Paul Walton as the real culprit.

Walton, a 26-year-old former landscape gardener, of Osborne Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to obstructing police, possessing cannabis and theft.

He was sentenced to a 12 months community order with up to 30 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, put on a four weeks residence order to live and sleep at his address and ordered to pay £25 compensation plus £85 costs by magistrates who ordered the destruction of the drugs.

When asked for his personal details Walton gave the name, date-of-birth and address of a male friend.

That friend was summonsed to court to face a drug charge but investigations showed Walton had lied to police.

Walton said he had got specialist help and was currently drug free.