Latest convictions from Blackpool Magistrates' Court - Thursday, March 14, 2019
These are the latest cases from Blackpool Magistrates' Court.
Zara Laycock, 36, breach of community order
A Fleetwood woman broke the terms of her community order when she missed appointments with her probation officer.
Zara Laycock, 36, of Abbots Walk admitted the breach.Her original sentence – a 12 month order with 20 rehabilitation days – was imposed for benefit fraud.
Her lawyer, Gerry Coyle said: “She lived a chaotic lifestyle until six weeks ago when she went to Swindon to look after her two children who live with her father there.”
“During this period she has remained drug free and when she came back to Fleetwood immediately handed herself in to police.”
Magistrates imposed an extra six months to the order and she must pay £60 costs.
Christopher Barrow, 23, drug-driving
A man drove his BMW through a Fylde village while he was over seven times over the limit for drug driving.
Christopher Barrow had been taking cocaine at a house party and also had used cannabis according to a drugs wipe carried out by police.
They had followed his car through Staining and pulled it up on the outskirts of Poulton. The driver had crossed the white lines and had driven with a flat tyre.
Barrow, of North Drive, Thornton, admitted two offences of drug driving. His cannabis count was seven, the legal limit.
His cocaine count was 384 with the legal limit standing at just 50.
Barrow told the court: “It happened at a time I was a little crazy. I had suffered a problem with my son.
“It was the first time I have ever taken cocaine. It is all on my own head and I will learn from it.” Barrow was banned from the road for a year, fined £250 and ordered to pay £115 costs.
Dean Smithen, 30, breach of restraining and non-molestation orders
A man breached two court orders when he went into the shop where is former partner worked. Dean Smithen , 30, of Poplar Avenue, Kirkham, admitted breaching a restraining order and a non molestation order.
Both orders banned him from contacting the woman.
The court heard that Smithen went into the shop when there was no other customers in the place. He told the woman he was going to get her sacked and was going to ring her manager.
Gerry Coyle ,defending, said:”Mr Smithen has suffered mental health problems since this relationship ended.”