A ROUND-UP of cases dealt with by magistrates recently

A WOMAN has been banned from driving for 12 months after she was caught drink-driving. At Manchester Magistrates’ Court, Joanne Cooper, aged 54, of Goodlad Street, Bury, pleaded guilty to committing the offence while driving a Kia Sportage on Walshaw Road, Bury on March 5. She was also fined £120.

A PRESTWICH teenager has been sentenced to a three-month curfew after he was caught driving on the M60 while banned. Manchester Youth Court heard how the 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was already subject to a youth rehabilitation order for other offences when he drove a Citroen C2 on the motorway on February 21. He had no insurance, refused to stop for police and failed to provide a blood sample. A further youth rehabilitation order, with intensive supervision and surveillance was made and his curfew, from 7pm to 7am daily, will be electronically monitored. He was was banned from applying for a driving licence for three years.

A MOTORIST caught drug-driving in a Range Rover on a motorway has been banned from the roads for 12 months. At Manchester Magistrates’ Court Michael Roberts, aged 41, of Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom, pleaded guilty to driving the vehicle on the M63 on August 26 last year after using amphetamine and being in possession of cannabis. In addition to the driving ban, he was fined £120.

A MAN who walked into McDonald’s in Bury with alcohol has appeared before Manchester magistrates. David Newton, aged 51, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to having alcohol in a public place and was sentenced to be detained in the courthouse until the session finished.

A WOMAN who emailed a man in breach of a non-molestation order on February 27 has been fined by Manchester magistrates. Kelly Isherwood, aged 38, of Griffin Close, Bury, pleaded guilty to committing the offence and was fined £175

MAGISTRATES have fined a man £100 after he was found to be drunk and disorderly in Bell Lane, Bury, on March 7. Bernard Cawley, aged 44, of Spotland Road, Rochdale, pleaded guilty to committing the offence.

MAGISTRATES have banned a man from driving for six months after he failed to name a Mercedes driver to police on June 3 last year. The case against Paul Sarnoe, aged 29, of Glenboro Avenue, Bury, was proved at Manchester Magistrates’ Court. Sarnoe was also fined £660.

A MAN involved in a collision after stealing a car in Bury has been ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work. At Manchester Magistrates’ Court, Davinder Pal Sing Pandhal, aged 54, of Parsonage Street, Bury, pleaded guilty to taking the VW Golf without consent and then driving it, without insurance and while banned from holding a licence and without insurance, in Water Royd Lane, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, on August 30 last year. In addition to the unpaid work, Pandhal was ordered to participate in 20 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £180 in costs and charges. He was banned from applying for a driving licence for 18 months.

A SHOPLIFTER who repeatedly stole alcohol, food and beauty products from supermarkets in Radcliffe has been jailed for four months. At Manchester Magistrates’ Court, Aaron McKinlay, aged 31, of Walter Street, Radcliffe, pleaded guilty to taking the drink from Asda on six occasions and the Tesco Express store in Water Street seven times between March 6 and 16. The court heard that he was already on licence at the time. He was ordered to pay the stores a total of £250 in compensation.