Blackpool: From the courts 22-02-17

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

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

John Hudson, 26, breach of the peace

A new father ended up under arrest after causing a disturbance at a hospital delivery suite.

John Hudson had gone to Blackpool Victoria Hospital to see his partner and their newborn daughter.

He ended up moaning at his girlfriend telling her: “I have had no sleep, the dog’s been barking all night” before becoming aggressive with a police officer.

Hudson, 26, of Wilton Parade, North Shore, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and was bound over in the sum of £100 for 18 months by resort magistrates.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said a police officer took Hudson to Victoria Hospital’s delivery suite to have a supervised visit with his partner and new born child in the presence of a social worker on February 18.

Hudson kept moaning during the visit at, one point telling the new mother: “You kept the lighter.

“I have not had a cigarette all night.”

The mother, who had been feeding the baby, became upset and started sobbing.

Hudson then became aggressive with the police officer who tried to calm him down.

A social worker present described herself as shaken and concerned for the safety of the baby.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Hudson suffered from a number of problems which caused him to become loud and excitable.

Hudson said the visit was only meant to be supervised by a social worker.

He said he was upset the officer was there and had asked him to leave.

Here is a round-up of some of Tuesday’s cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court 22-02-17

James Pedder, 31, assault

A man accused of punching his girlfriend to the floor and then strangling her until she lost consciousness has made his first appearance at court.

James Pedder, 31, of Palatine Road, Blackpool, is charged with assaulting his partner causing her actual bodily harm at his flat on February 18.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be heard at crown court and opposed bail for the defendant.

Pedder was refused bail and remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on March 22.

Lewis Bailey, 24, assault

A man accused of assaulting a woman police officer has been put on the wanted list.

Lewis Bailey, 24, of Westmorland Avenue, Blackpool, had a warrant without bail issued for his arrest after he failed to attend court.

Charlotte Whittaker, 22, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm

A woman accused of maliciously wounding a man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm was too ill to attend court.

Charlotte Whittaker, 22, of Horsebridge Road, Grange Road, was bailed.

Peter Oakey, 22, failing to comply with conditions of his bail

A man breached his bail by going to see his girlfriend and a child.

Peter Oakey, 22, of Haslow Place, Grange Park, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with conditions of his bail.

Blackpool magistrates agreed to rebail him.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said Oakey had been bailed on the conditions he did not contact his girlfriend or go to her home on Onslow Road.

On February 18 police went to Oakey’s partner’s home after receiving information and found the defendant there.

Brett Chappell, defending, said Oakey had received a panicked call from his partner saying a man had broken down her back door.

He went round and she then pleaded with him to stay as she did not feel safe there alone.

Paul Kirkby, 19, attempted robbery, assault causing actual bodily harm and theft.

A teenager accused of attacking and hitting a man with a baseball bat before stealing from him has made his first appearance at court.

Paul Kirkby, 19, of London Street, Fleetwood, is charged with attempted robbery, assault causing actual bodily harm and theft.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be heard at crown court.

Defence lawyer, Steven Townley, did not ask for bail for his client.

Kirkby was remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on March 22.

Jonathan Corbett, 32, ailing to comply with a restraining order and cannabis possession

A man was drunk when he breached a court order and went round to his former partner’s home.

Jonathan Corbett, 32, of Knowle Avenue, North Shore, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a restraining order and cannabis possession.

He was sentenced to a four weeks curfew from 8pm to 6am and ordered to pay £85 costs with £85 victims’ surcharge by magistrates who ordered the destruction of the drugs.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said Corbett was on a restraining order which banned him from contacting a woman or entering Handley Road where she lived.

On February 19 police received a report Corbett was at that woman’s home.

Officers found him there and when asked if he had anything on him he should not have he handed over a small packet of cannabis.

Brett Chappell, defending, said Corbett had said his former partner had been contacting him via texts and voicemails.

He had been drinking vodka when he got a call from her asking him to come round and because of his drunken state he went.

James Tomlinson, 27, dangerous driving

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after allegedly grabbing the steering wheel while a woman was driving causing the car to crash into business premises in Blackpool.

James Tomlinson is also said to have punched and kicked a woman and forced her to drive a car around Liverpool, Southport and Blackpool.

Tomlinson, 27, of Poulton Avenue, Accrington, is charged with driving a VW Sirocco dangerously on Clifton Road, Blackpool, and while unfit through drink on February 19.

He is also accused of assaulting a woman causing her actual bodily harm and damaging a car by kicking it.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be heard at crown court.

Defence lawyer, Steven Townley, did not ask for bail for his client.

Tomlinson was remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on March 22.