Magistrates Round-up -29-04-15

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A woman hit a neighbour who saw her throw an egg at her husband’s car.

Kate McCallum thumped the woman several times in the chest area with her fists.

McCallum, 52, of Kemp Street, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to assault.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said a woman saw McCallum staggering along an alleyway on Westby Drive on March 29 at 10.10pm.

McCallum then threw an egg at the woman’s husband’s Citroen.

When the woman asked McCallum why she had thrown the egg at her husband’s car, the defendant waved a set of keys at her and thumped her repeatedly in the chest.

When interviewed by police McCallum said she had acquired a drink problem after the loss of her partner in 1999.

The day of the offence McCallum alleged she saw the neighbour’s children pull her cat’s tail.

That night she started drinking cider at 6.30pm and stewed on what had happened to her cat. She then took the egg and threw it at the neighbour’s car.

Alan Godwin, defending, said McCallum was currently under the supervision of the probation service and had just started an alcohol rehabilitation programme.

McCallum was sentenced to an eight-week tagged curfew from 9pm to 7am and ordered to pay compensation of £75 to her victim with £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Margaret McCormack sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

A man accused of being drunk in charge of a Peugeot on Fleetwood’s Lord Street while almost four times over the alcohol limit has appeared at court.

John Brooks, 60, of Manor Road, Fleetwood, had his case adjourned to June 9 for trial by Blackpool magistrates.

A man breached a suspended prison sentence when he moved address and failed to keep in touch with his probation officer.

Stephen Bryan, 21, formerly of Anchorsholme Lane West, Cleveleys, now living at City Walk, Leeds, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a court order.

Peter Moran, prosecuting for the probation service, said Bryan had been given a three -month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and 12 months’ supervision for an offence of theft.

Bryan had kept only seven appointments with his probation officer out of 17 he was offered, and failed to keep in touch with the probation service between February and last month.

Steven Townley, defending, said Bryan had been living with his girlfriend at his mother’s home in Blackpool.

He could not find a job and eventually his mother asked him to leave because she could not afford to keep him.

He had then moved to live with his girlfriend’s mum at Leeds and now had a job with Capita.

Bryan was sentenced to three months’ supervision by Blackpool magistrates.

A man has had his bail conditions altered by a court to allow him to enter a working men’s club.

Phillip Honeyford, 34, of Meadow Avenue, Preesall, had previously been bailed on the conditions he did not go into Knott End Working Men’s Club or contact his wife.

Defence lawyer, Hugh Pond, applied for Honeyford’s bail conditions to be altered, telling a court the club was his client’s whole social life.

Mr Pond said that Honeyford had been a member of the club for 16 years, was on the club’s committee, and was a staunch member of its social and bowling side.

The prosecution said police opposed any change to Honeyford’s bail conditions, as his wife was also a member and their paths could cross should he be allowed to go to the club.

Blackpool magistrates agreed to change his conditions so he could enter the club.