A round-up of people who have been convicted recently

A MAN who set off car alarms outside a woman’s home and sent her numerous threatening and harassing text and voicemails has been sentenced to do 120 hours of unpaid work. At Manchester Magistrates’ Court, Darren Collier, aged 32, of Springwater Close, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offences between January 20 and May 28. In addition to the unpaid work, Collier was ordered to participate in 20 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £175 in costs and charges.

A THIEF who stole bottles of wine has been sentenced to a conditional discharge for 12 months by Manchester magistrates. The court heard how Gemma Hewitt, aged 30, of Blackledge Street, Bolton, stole one bottle, worth £6 from Royal Dutch Shell at Dover on October 13 last year and a further two bottles, valued at £12 on November 28. Hewit pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay compensation plus £117 in costs and charges.

A WOMAN has been jailed for 10 weeks after she admitted assaulting another woman on December 5. Wigan magistrates heard that Louise Adam, aged 58, of Haydock Street, Halliwell, was on licence for other offences at the time and has many previous convictions for violence. In addition to the jail sentence, she was ordered to pay her victim £100 in compensation.

MAGISTRATES have banned a man from driving for a year after he was caught using a car without insurance. At Wigan Magistrates’ Court Adrian Goudenhart, aged 22, of Lynwood Avenue, Farnworth, was convicted of committing the offence in a Fiat Punto on Higher Swan Lane, Bolton, on January 20, 2018. As well as the driving ban, he was fined £600 plus £151 in costs and charges.

A BANNED drug-driver has been electronically tagged after magistrates heard how he drove a Ford Fiesta on July 1 on Bowland Drive, Bolton. Bolton magistrates heard how Nigel Leach, aged 34, of Morris Green Lane, Bolton was already banned from driving when he was caught at the wheel of the vehicle after using cannabis. He admitted committing the offences and also having no insurance and obstructing a police officer. Leach was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for 18 months and is subject to a 7pm to 7am curfew for eight weeks. He was banned from applying for a driving licence for a further three years and must pay £213 in costs and charges.

A DRUG driver has been banned from holding a licence for 12 months by magistrates. The court heard that Gary Norris, aged 41, of Alexandria Drive, Westhoughton, had taken cocaine before driving a Vauxhall Corsa on Park Road, Westhoughton, on December 22 last year. As well as the driving ban, he was fined £120 and ordered to pay £117 in costs and charges.