A ROUND-UP of sentences passed by magistrates recently

A DRUG driver has been ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work by magistrates. Sarfraz Ahmed, aged 40, of Campbell Street, Farnworth, was caught driving a Citroen Berlingo on Egerton Street, Farnworth, on February 11 last year. Tests revealed he had used cocaine and cannabis. He was given a community sentence during which he will have to participate in 25 days of rehabilitation activities as well as undertaking the unpaid work. He was banned from driving for four years.

MAGISTRATES have ordered a teenager to be electronically tagged after he pleaded guilty to repeatedly using a woman’s stolen bank cards. Kyle Crossman, aged 18, of Blenheim Road, Bolton, admitted five counts of fraud and a further offence of handling the stolen cards. Crossman was sentenced to a 7pm to 7am curfew for four weeks.

A DRUG driver has been banned from the roads for 12 months. John Taylor, aged 61, of Castlecroft Avenue, Blackrod, pleaded guilty to driving a Peugeot car on Moss Bank Way, Bolton, on July 20 last year after using cocaine. He was fined £120.

A MAN who assaulted and used threatening behaviour towards a woman has been jailed for 26 weeks. Stephen Morris, aged 57, of Corn Mill Drive, Farnworth, had denied using controlling or coercive behaviour towards the woman between May and November last year, assaulting her on October 20 and 29 and using threatening behaviour on November 3, but was convicted following a trial. A restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victim.

MAGISTRATES have sentenced a man to a community order after he assaulted a police officer on September 13 last year. Brad Horrocks, aged 20, of Hibernia Street, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offence and was ordered to undertake 80 hours of unpaid work plus 15 days of rehabilitation activities. He must also pay £50 compensation to the officer.

A MAN has been electronically tagged after he admitted behaving in an unacceptable manner while on an unpaid work placement at St Matthew’s Church, Little Lever on December 3 last year. Magistrates removed the work order and sentenced Jordan Armitage, aged 26, of Ennerdale Gardens, Breightmet, to a 6pm to 6am curfew for eight weeks and participation in 10 days of rehabilitation activities.

A DRUG-driver who had no licence or insurance has been fined £200. Khaled Sheikh, aged 20, of Aylesford Walk, Bolton, was caught driving a Proton car on Nottingham Drive, Bolton on July 31 last year and tests revealed he had been using cannabis. In addition to the fine he was banned from applying for a driving licence for 18 months.

A MOTORIST caught driving after using cocaine and cannabis has been banned from the roads for 12 months. Mokbul Hussain, aged 27, of Wordsworth Avenue, Farnworth, was driving an Audi A3 on Lucas Road, Farnworth, on July 22 last year. He admitted committing the offences and was fined £160.

MAGISTRATES have ordered a man to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work after he admitted assaulting another man on June 6 last year. John Everett, aged 43, of Morrison Street, Bolton, was also ordered to participate in 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

A VANDAL who smashed a glass security door at a betting shop has been sentenced to a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay Ladbrokes £2,000 in compensation. Helmat Ahmad, aged 35, of Victoria Street, Farnworth, pleaded guilty to committing the offence on December 14 last year.

MAGISTRATES have jailed a man for 34 weeks after he was found guilty of assaulting a woman on November 10 last year. Wayne Hargreaves, aged 33, of Plodder Lane, Farnworth, admitted sending the woman a test message and allowing her to attend his home in breach of a restraining order. The court heard that Hargreaves has a record for breaching court orders.

A MAN who spent months harassing three brothers has been given a suspended prison sentence.Magistrates heard that Basharat Khan, aged 42, of Green Lane, Bolton, committed the offences between May 5 and October 16, 2019. Khan was aggressive and threatening and committed minor assaults on Parimal Radia, and continually harassed brothers Kuashik and Anoop Radia, the court heard. Khan initially denied committing the offences but changed his plea to guilty. He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to participate in 26 days of rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was made banning him from entering the premises of Tunika Ltd, going to Highfield Road Industrial Estate in Little Hulton, Doe Hey Road or Whiston Drive, Bolton, and prohibiting him from contacting Parimal Radia.

A MAN has been electronically tagged after he admitted using threatening behaviour and damaging a CCTV camera. Magistrates heard how John Wilson, aged 51, of Milnthorpe Road, Bolton, used threatening behaviour towards Ilyas Gorji on August 8 last year and then, on New Year’s Eve, was caught after damaging a neighbour’s CCTV camera. Wilson was sentenced to a 7pm to 7am curfew for 12 weeks and must pay his victims a total of £200 in compensation. A restraining order was made banning him from contacting his neighbour or going into her garden.

A MAN has agreed to keep the peace for 12 months or forfeit £50. Magistrates heard how Elyas Patel, aged 46, of Holyhurst Walk, Bolton, had admitted behaviour breaching the peace in Bolton on January 9.