Blackpool: From the courts 18-04-18

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

READ MORE: Tuesday's round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 17-04-18

Callum Richards, 19, sexual assault

A teenager has made his first appearance at court accused of committing sex attacks on a 13-year-old girl.

Callum Richards, 19, of St Anthony’s Place, Blackpool, faces two charges of sexually assaulting the girl and two charges of engaging in sexual activity with her.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on May 6 this year in Blackpool.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said the case must be heard at crown court.Richards did not indicate pleas to the offences at the hearing.

He was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on May 16 by Blackpool magistrates.

Clint Taylor, 40, assault

A man accused of pushing his girlfriend out of a first floor window causing her head injuries has made his first appearance at court.

Clint Taylor, 40, formerly of Edmonton Place, Bispham, now living at Stronsey Place, Bispham, is charged with assault causing actual bodily harm on April 15.

The girlfriend is said to have suffered a haematoma to the forehand, bruising and swelling to the left-hand side of her face, two black eyes and swelling to her ribs.

Defence solicitor, Brett Chappell, told magistrates: “My client vehemently denies this allegation.”

Taylor was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on May 16.

He must live at his given address, not contact the complainant or prosecution witnesses and not enter the resort’s Edmonton Place or Newton Drive as conditions of his bail.

David McGreevy, 29, bail breach

A homeless man who accepted a lunch offer walked straight into the arms of the law, a court heard.

David McGreevy was asked if he wanted something to eat in Blackpool town centre by a woman.

The duo walked through the Houndshill shopping centre and in doing so McGreevy of no fixed address broke the terms of his court bail.

He was seen by a security officer who informed police and 29-year-old McGreevy was arrested.

He admitted breaching bail when he appeared before magistrates who decided to re bail him.

He must report to police daily, not enter the Strand Hotel, not enter Houndshill and not contact two named witnesses.

Jack Smith, 19, harassment

A teenager has denied a harassment charge.

Jack Smith, 19, of Orchard Avenue, Blackpool, pleaded not guilty to harassing the mother of his former girl-friend.

It is alleged he broke the terms of a non molestation order imposed by the Family Court.

Smith was bailed until his trial on July 10.

Dennis Doyle, 29, behaving in a threatening manner

A man was arrested after repeatedly being aggressive and abusive to police officers.

Dennis Doyle, 29, of Northfield Avenue, North Shore, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner.

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

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said police patrols were given the description of a man police wanted to speak to on March 27 at 12.30am.

An officer saw Doyle, who matched the description, on a bicycle accompanied by a dog on Cleator Avenue.

As the officer pulled alongside him Doyle threw his bike down and became abusive.

He was repeatedly warned but his bad behaviour continued and eventually he was taken hold of and his hands handcuffed behind him.

Benjamin Dyson, 36, drug driving

A driver was caught driving with drugs in his system twice within two months.

Benjamin Dyson had regularly smoked cannabis to help alleviate the pain he suffered from arthritis.

Dyson, a 36-year-old street trader, of Marsden Road, Marton, pleaded guilty to two offences of drug driving.

He was sentenced to a 12 months community order, ordered to do 40 hours unpaid work for the community, banned from the road for 12 months and told to pay £85 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said police saw Dyson driving a Ford Transit van very slowly on December 18 at 10.30pm.

At Windy Harbour, Singleton, Dyson was stopped and admitted to an officer he had smoked cannabis in the hour before he drove.

A blood test showed 8.9 microgrammes of cannabis in his body - two is the limit.

Dyson was stopped for a second time in Greenhalgh after police followed his van along the M55 on February 9 about 1am.

A blood test showed 5.2 micrograms of cannabis in his body - two is the limit.

In a report to the court, probation officer Eleanor Cordwell, said Dyson said he had smoked cannabis in the evenings to relieve the pain of arthritis.