A list of defendants who have been sentenced recently in local courts

A TEENAGER has appeared in court and admitted stealing a cannabis grinder, worth £2.50, from Chesham Convenience Store.

The 15-year-old boy committed the offence on September 18 and also admitted assaulting two men.

At Manchester Youth Court he was referred to a youth offender panel for six months.

The teenager was also ordered to pay £2.50 compensation plus a £20 victim surcharge.

MAGISTRATES have banned a man from holding a driving licence for six months after he was caught committing motoring offences.

Ahmed Khan, aged 21, of Milner Avenue, Bury, drove a BMW 116 on Shifnall Street, Bolton, on May 7 without a licence or insurance and failed to produce a licence to police.

He was fined £240.

A MAN has been electronically tagged and made subject to an 8.30pm to 6.30am curfew for three months.

Manchester magistrates had sentenced John Stephens, aged 24, of Bradshaw Avenue, Whitefield, to do unpaid work after he was convicted of damaging a car, but he admitted failing to turn up for the sessions.

He was resentenced to the curfew and must also have treatment for drug addiction for six months.

A SUSPENDED prison sentence has been handed to a motorist after he was caught driving a car whilst banned.

At Bolton Magistrates' Court John Carroll, aged 30, of Leigh Close, Tottington, pleaded guilty to committing the offence by driving a BMW one series in Blackburn Road, Bolton, on October 31.

He also admitted having no insurance and breaching suspended prison sentences previously imposed for theft.

For the latest offence he was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months and must wear and electronic tag.

He will be subject to an 8pm to 6am curfew for 18 weeks and must attend attend 10 days of rehabilitation activities.

In addition, he was banned from applying for a driving licence for 18 months and must pay £200 in costs and charges.

Magistrates have sentenced a man to do 60 hours of unpaid work after he was convicted of assaulting a woman.

The court heard how Mark Walsh, aged 21, of Crostons Road, Bury, committed the offence on March 17.

Walsh had denied the charge but was convicted after a trial at Bolton magistrates' court.

He was also ordered to pay £735 in costs and charges.

MUNEER Uddin, aged 32, of Fairy Street, Bury, has been banned from the roads for 18 months and fined £150 after he was convicted of drug driving on February 6.

Uddin had denied committing the offence in a Saab on Bury Road, Bolton, but was found guilty by Bolton magistrates.

The court also ordered him to pay £650 in prosecution costs plus a £30 victim surcharge.