Blackpool: From the courts 20-09-17

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

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Patrick Joyce, 31, criminal damage

A wedding guest who was on a curfew and lost his temper when he thought he was going to miss out on half-an-hour’s drinking was told by a magistrate to listen to his girlfriend in future.

Patrick Joyce had been ordered by a court to be inside his address from 8pm but his girlfriend decided to leave the wedding celebrations at 7.30pm.

He rushed out to a taxi she was in, shouted at her and punched the cab’s rear passenger window breaking it.

Joyce, 31, of Cambridge Road, North Shore, pleaded guilty to causing damage.

He was sentenced to an eight weeks curfew from 8pm to 8am, ordered to do 10 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service and told to pay £85 costs plus £85 victims’ surcharge.

Presiding magistrate, Judy Bruck, told him: “When your girlfriend tells you it’s time to go home -listen to her.”

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said a woman called for a cab at Marton Institute on August 18 just before 7.30pm. As she got in Joyce appeared and started shouting at her before hitting the taxi window breaking it.

When interviewed Joyce said he had been to a friend’s wedding and was drunk. He was on a tagged curfew starting at 8pm. When his girlfriend decided to leave at 7.30pm he was annoyed because he had about half-an-hour’s drinking time left so he swore at her and punched the cab window

Within three days Fitton had paid Premier Cabs £200 for the damage and asked the firm to pass on his apology to the taxi driver.

William Worgan, 37, criminal damage

A drunken man who was turfed off a bus took his anger out on an innocent motorist.

A woman doctor was driving home to Lytham when she saw William Worgan staggering in the road at Freckleton.

He has been told to leave his bus home to Preston because he was so drunk Blackpool Magistrates heard.

Worgan, 37, of Victoria Street,Preston admitted criminal damage when he threw a lager can at the doctor’s vehicle cracking her front windscreen.

The prosecutor said that Worgan had gone to Blackpool with members of his family. He had become separated from them and started to drink.

“He found himself in Freckleton.The doctor was driving home and she saw him in the road. She slowed down to 5mph when she suddenly saw him throw an object at her car, a lager can, which broke her windscreen.”

Worgan was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £350 compensation to the doctor.

Robert Atkinson, 32, drink-driving

A man was stopped after police saw him breaching the centre line in a BMW.

Robert Atkinson, 32, of Shaftsbury Avenue, Staining, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £230 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said police saw Atkinson in a BMW on Talbot Road, Blackpool on August 20 at 6.30am. The car’s progress appeared laboured and it breached the centre of the road.

He was stopped on the Sainsbury store’s forecourt and a breath test showed 54 micrograms of alcohol in his body - 35 is the limit.

Daniel Hoyle, 33, revenge porn and harassment

A man has appeared at court charged with revenge porn offences.

Daniel Hoyle, 33, of Clarence Avenue, Knott End, is alleged to have posted intimate photographs and a video of a Lancashire woman on a fake Facebook page which he then tagged to her relatives. The charges state that he did so intentional to cause his victim distress.

Hoyle is further charged with harassment.

Doyle was committed to Preston Crown Court where he will appear on October 18.

No bail application was made for his client by lawyer Brett Chappell who said Doyle adamantly denied the offences.