Blackpool: From the courts 25-04-18

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: Tuesday's round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 24-04-18

Stuart Wilson, 35, affray and possessing a blade in public

A man accused of returning armed with a Samurai sword and a machete and threatening violence after complaining about the level of noise at a pub has made his first appearance at court.

Stuart Wilson, 35, of Foxhall Road, Blackpool, is charged with affray and two offences of possessing a blade in public.

The offences are alleged to have taken place outside the Ardwick pub, Foxhall Road, on December 22 last year.

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

Wilson was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on May 23.

Simon Charturs Rainey, 56, sexual assault

A man has flown in from Holland to face historic sex attack offences.

Simon Charturs Rainey appeared before District Judge Jeff Brailsford.

He faces four allegations dated between 1984 and 1986 which are alleged to have taken place in Fleetwood.

The judge sent Rainey, 56, of Houtzaagmolen, Weert, Holland, for trial at Preston Crown Court.

He is said to have sexually assaulted a boy under the age of 16 three times and is also alleged to have tried to commit a serious sex assault against another boy of the same age.

Dean Elliott, 26, possession of cannabis

Police who raided a man’s address found cannabis in his coat pocket.

Dean Elliott admitted to an officer it was for his own use.

Elliott, a 26-year-old fish and chip shop worker, of Regent Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to possession of the class B drug.

He was sentenced to a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said police executed a search warrant on October 17 at 9.30am at Elliott’s address.

Elliott was not present but police found a small tub of brown resinous substance in his coat which proved to be cannabis on analysis.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had no other drug offences to his name and was offered a caution by police.

Unfortunately Elliott was not able to receive the caution because he had gone to be with his grandfather after being told he was being given palliative care and may not live much longer.

The defence said police searched the property after being given information not about Elliott, but another person who lived there, having an involvement in drugs.

The cannabis was found in a coat Elliott had not worn for some time and he had forgotten the cannabis was in the pocket.

Douglas Loynds, 70, possession of indecent images of children

A pensioner has appeared at court charged with possessing indecent images of children.

Douglas Loynds, 70, of Pelham Avenue, Layton, is accused of having seven photographs – one the worst A category and others in category B and C.

Loynds was bailed for pre-sentence reports after he admitted possessing the pictures. He will re appear on May 16.

Lewis Jones, 31, possession of a blade in public

A man has made his first appearance at court accused of having a knife in public.

Lewis Jones, 31, of Kirkham Road, Freckleton, pleaded not guilty to having a cheese knife in Abingdon Street, Blackpool, on April 20.

Jones was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on May 23. He must live at his given address and not enter Blackpool except for appointments with his lawyer, a probation officer or at court, as conditions of his bail.

Boy, 15, breach of bail

A teenager breached his bail for the fifth time when he fell asleep.

The 15-year-old Blackpool boy, who can not be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with bail conditions.

Magistrates agree to rebail him.

The court was told the teenager was accused of burgling a house and three offences of interfering with a motor vehicle and was scheduled for trial on May 3.

He had been bailed on the conditions he lived at his given address, kept a tagged curfew there between 7pm and 7am, went to appointments with the Youth Offending Team and for education and reported to police each Sunday.

On April 23 at 3.15am police found the teenager at The Sunnybank Hotel, Charnley Road, Blackpool.

He had previously breached conditions of his bail four times. Defence lawyer, Brett Chappell, said his client had gone to visit a relative at the hotel and had fallen asleep.

There was no suggestion the teenager had committed further offences.