These are the latest cases and convictions from Blackpool Magistrates' Court - Monday, February 10, 2020

Here is the latest cases from Blackpool Magistrates' Court.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:45 am

Paul Wigman, 39, threatening behaviour

A former soldier who was grieving over the death of his father on Christmas Day caused a fracas in a Blackpool pub on New Years Day. Paul Wigman had gone to the Halfway House, St Annes Road, South Shore, to discuss his father’s funeral arrangements and lost his temper because he believed his partner had been assaulted.

Wigman, a window cleaner, 39, of St Marys Close, Atherton, Manchester, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour.

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He was sentenced to a six month community order with up to 10 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, banned from entering the Halfway House pub for six months and told to pay £85 costs with £90 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jane Goodwin.

The court was told that on January 1 Wigman threatened people inside and outside the pub and kicked the pub doors. Families with children were present.

In a report to the court, probation officer Lesley Whittaker, said 16 months before the offence Wigman’s father was diagnosed with cancer and he became depressed.

His father died on Christmas Day and Wigman came to Blackpool where his former partner and two children lived.

They went to the pub to discuss funeral arrangements and Wigman became upset. He said someone called him a name and he reacted angrily because he believed his partner had been assaulted.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had co-operated fully and pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

Ricky Allan, 37, theft

A Blackpool man facing seven shoplifting charges has had his case adjourned.

Ricky Allan, 37, of Talbot Road is accused of stealing. £360 of clothing and food from five different stores .

The court asked for probation reports on Allan who was bailed.

Jason Mausolf, 44, assault

A man was abusive and aggressive to police when they tried to arrest him.

Jason Mausolf, 44, of Rossett Avenue ,Blackpool, admitted assaulting an officer when he appeared before district Judge Goodwin.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the defendant’s daughter called police to her home because of her father’s behaviour.

The police decided to arrest him when he became aggressive and he started to lash out and assaulted one officer. Mausolf was given a one year community order with20 days rehabilitation and he must pay £100 compensation to the police officer and £175 costs.

The court heard the joiner was drinking up to ten cans of cider a day and had mental health issues.

Chad White, 42, burglary

A Blackpool man accused of burgling a house on the town’s Devonshire Road and stealing a handbag and cash has been sent to Preston Crown Court for trial.

Chad White, 42, of Claremont Court was remanded in custody by Blackpool Magistrates until he appears at the higher court on March 11.

Lisa O’Driscoll, 50, criminal damage

A woman threw a coffee cup at a wall staining it and slammed a door damaging its hinges on New Years Day.

Lisa O’Driscoll, 50, of Branstree Road, Mereside, pleaded guilty to causing damage.

She was sentenced to a 12 months community order with up to 15 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, fined £20 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £80 compensation with £90 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said O’Driscoll was at a woman’s house and started shouting and slurring her words, before saying: “I’ve had a bottle of vodka.”

She then threw a cup of coffee at the wall and slammed a door.

Allan Cobain, defending, said his client had gone to the woman’s home with a grandmother who was to pick up her grandchild there.

O’Driscoll said someone in the address was doing something they should not have been doing in front of children and she lost her temper.

Mark Cook, 33, violent behaviour, drink-driving, failing to stop for police

A man accused of behaving violently at Blackpool police headquarters failed to appear at court for the first hearing of his case because he was ill.

Mark Cook, 33, of Woodend Road, Manchester, is also accused of driving a VW Golf with excess alcohol in his body of 59 microgrammes - 35 is the limit - on the resort’s Fleetwood Drive.

He is additionally charged with failing to stop for a police officer on the resort’s Clifton Street.

The defence lawyer told magistrates his client said he was ill with migraine and had gone to the doctor’s.

Cook’s case was adjourned by Blackpool magistrates.