Blackpool: From the courts 17-05-18

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

READ MORE: Wednesday's round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 16-05-18

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Kevin Campbell, 44, handling stolen goods, fraud, breach of a conditional discharge and failing to answer bail

A man used a stolen contactless bank card 11 times in one day to buy hundreds of pounds of alcohol tobacco and food.

Kevin Campbell said once he had finished with the card, having spent £244, he threw it down a drain.

Campbell, 44, of Saville Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods, 11 offences of fraud, breaching a conditional discharge and failing to answer bail.

He was sentenced to 10 weeks jail, suspended for 12 months, put on a six weeks tagged curfew from 8pm to 6am and ordered to pay £244 compensation by District Judge Jeff Brailsford.

The judge told him: “You used the card and stayed under the contactless limit so you would not be queried or challenged over it.”

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said a woman’s car was broken into on January 4, and items including her contactless debit card stolen.

She contacted her bank and the card was traced as having been used 11 times that day with all the transactions costing under £30.

Stephen Duffy, defending, said his client had played no part in taking the bank card from the car.

Campbell had argued with his partner of 20 years and been staying at a friend’s flat when a woman there produced the card.

Campbell, who had never worked and suffered from thrombosis in his legs because of previous drug use, apologised for using the card.

Daniel Hornby, 28, fraud

A Blackpool Council roofing apprentice has made his first appearance at court accused of stealing almost £22,000 of building materials.

Daniel Hornby, 28, of Darbishire Road, Fleetwood, is charged with fraud by abusing his position with Blackpool Coastal Housing.

He is also alleged to have stolen materials costing £21,585 from his employer.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between May 18 and August 19 2016.

Hornby told the court he would not indicate pleas to the offences at that stage.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be heard at crown court.

Hornby was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on June 13.

Connor Tipping, 19, throwing flare, possessing cocaine

A teenager set off a flare at the local derby between Blackpool FC and Fleetwood Town.

Connor Tipping, 19, of Warren Avenue South, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to throwing a flare in the designated sports ground of Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road on April 14.

He also admitted possessing the class A drug of cocaine.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said there would be an application to impose a Football Banning Order on Tipping to prevent him going to football matches, which the defence said would be opposed.

Tipping’s case was adjourned to July 26, when the Football Banning Order will be applied for.

Douglas Loynds, 70, possession of indecent images of children

A man accused of downloading child pornography has had his case adjourned for two weeks.

Douglas Loynds of Pelham Avenue, Layton, faces three offences of making indecent pictures of children.

The 70-year-old was bailed until May 30 on condition he has no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18.

Jack Spinks, 26, affray, possessing a knife in public

A man accused of kicking and punching another man on the ground in Blackpool’s Rawcliffe Street has appeared at court.

Jack Spinks, 26, formerly of the resort’s Dickson Road, now living at Scorton Avenue, Layton, pleaded not guilty to affray and possessing a knife in public.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on May 3.

Spinks was refused bail and remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on June 13.

Paul Sloan, 44, criminal damage

A Lytham man has denied attacking a white Audi car with a baseball bat.

Paul Sloan, 44, of Pleasant Street, is alleged to have smashed the windows of the vehicle when it was parked in Blackpool.

Sloan pleaded not guilty to causing criminal damage and magistrates are to fix a date for his trial.