Blackpool: From the courts 30-08-17

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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

Read more at: http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/blackpool-from-the-courts-25-08-17-1-8721051

READ MORE: Here is Friday’s round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 25-08-17

Stephen Wilkinson, 50,assault

A man grabbed his former partner around her neck during an altercation,Blackpool Magistrates heard.

Stephen Wilkinson was trying to remove her from his home and during the row he pinned her against a wall and slapped her.

Wilkinson, 50, of Anchorsholme Lane East, Anchorsholme, admitted assault.

He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £170 costs.

Jim Mowbray,prosecuting, said the victim had turned up at her ex partner’s new home where she found him in what she believed was a drunken state.

There were children present at the time.

Pater Cave, defending , said: “He was on benefits but they have been stopped because someone has made a false allegation against him saying he has been working whilst claiming.”

“All he was trying to do during the incident was usher her out of the house and she was hitting him.”

Peter Wood, 38, breach of supervision order

A man broke the law after his grandmother died and he left Blackpool to go to Scotland for her funeral without telling his probation officer.

Peter Wood, 38, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to breaching his post prison sentence supervision.

He was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment by Blackpool magistrates.

Presiding magistrate, Simon Bridge, told him: “This is very serious. When courts make orders they expect them to be complied with.

“This is not some sort of Christmas club you can join. Conform or comply or you will just keep going to prison.”

Emma Naden, prosecuting for the probation service, said Wood had been jailed for breaching a restraining order.

He had already been sent back to jail once for breaching his supervision order.

He was re-released on August 1, saw his probation officer and was supposed to meet them again two days later but did not show up.

Brett Chappell, defending, said on August 3 Wood’s brother, who lived in Scotland, rang and told him his grandmother, whom he had been close to, had died.

His brother drove and picked him up and they attended the funeral. Wood then stayed in Scotland until last week.

Wood, who had previously had addiction problems mainly with alcohol, was now off the drink, the court heard, and now had the chance of securing a permanent address with a new girlfriend.

Patrick Madden, 45, assault

A man threw five litres of paint over his girlfriend after she made a rude remark about him, a court heard.

Patrick Madden, 45, of Dickson Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was sentenced to a 12-month community order with up to 15 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, told to do 50 hours unpaid work for the community and ordered to pay £950 compensation with £85 costs plus an £85 victim surcharge.

On August 6, Madden’s partner quizzed him about his drinking.

He grabbed her by the throat and threw her through a door before getting hold of her clothing and throwing her into the porch.

He then picked up a paint trough and threw it over her. Magistrates were shown a picture of the victim covered in white paint from head to toe on screens in the courtroom.

Suzanne Mugford, defending, said some unpleasant things had been said by both of them and Madden accepted he saw red and lost control.

He apologised for his behaviour.

Anthony Monaghan, 51, shoplifting

A man reverted to past criminal ways when he became affected by crises in his family, a court heard.

Anthony Monaghan went shoplifting to buy heroin which he wanted to use after a relative died.

Blackpool magistrates heard the 51-year-old, of Norbreck Road, had not committed crimes for long a long time before he was tempted to raise the money for drugs by shoplifting £164 of Xbox games from Morrisons and padlocks worth £47.94 from B and M Bargains.

He was fined £120 and was ordered to pay £70 costs.

Declan McLoughney, 26, assault

A man accused of attacking a former employer in Poulton town centre has made his first appearance at court.

Declan McLoughney, 26, of Poulton Road, Layton, pleaded not guilty to assaulting the male boss.

He was bailed to October 31 for trial by Blackpool magistrates and must not contact the complainant as a condition of his bail.