A round-up of cases dealt with by magistrates recently

A MAN who was drunk and disorderly at Harwood Library assaulted two special constables, Gareth Sockett, aged 32, of Scorton Avenue, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offences. He was sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work and participation in 15 days of rehabilitation activities and was also ordered to pay a total of £150 in compensation to the officers.

DRINK driver Timothy Davies, aged 26, of Tonge Old Road, Bolton has been banned from the roads for 38 months after driving a BMW 1 Series on Higher Bridge Street, Bolton on December 30 last year. He was fined £120.

MAGISTRATES have fined Paul Hennessey, aged 50, of Fernstead, Bolton, £120 after he was caught with heroin on October 5 last year.

A MAN caught handling stolen vehicle registration plates has been ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work. Marius Kramarczyk, aged 36, of Darley Avenue, Farnworth, committed the offences on June 20, 2019 and also pleaded guilty to stealing fuel from a petrol station and damaging a man’s t-shirt. Kramarczyk was ordered to pay a total of £63.66 in compensation.

A SEX offender who failed to register his address with police after being released from prison has been sent back to jail. Jack Sims, aged 27, of Plodder Lane, Farnworth, admitted committing the offence and was jailed for 12 weeks after magistrates heard he has “a flagrant disregard for court orders".

A FARNWORTH boy who admitted taking a Toyota Yaris without consent on October 21 2019 and handling stolen bank cards has been referred to Bolton youth offender panel for six months. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was banned from applying for a driving licence for 12 months. He also admitted possessing a hunting knife in public in Little Hulton and destroying £100 of property belonging to the police on July 26 last year.

A MAN caught with cocaine in Doncaster on April 25, 2019, has been fined £175. Thomas Ward, aged 54, of Crompton Lodge Caravan Park, Hall Lane, Farnworth, pleaded guilty.

A DRUG driver has been banned from the roads for 15 months after committing the offence in a Vauxhall Astra on the M6 at Preston on May 27 last year. Wayne Cohen, aged 38, of Barton Road, Farnworth, had been using cannabis. He was fined £175.

A DRIVER caught using a hand-held mobile phone has been fined £660 by magistrates. Ryan Atherton, aged 25, of Valletts Lane. Bolton, committed the offence in a VW Golf on Bury Road, Bolton on July 12 last year. He also had no licence or insurance.

A SHOPLIFTER who repeatedly stole bottles of vodka, gin and whisky from B & M Stores in Bolton, has been electronically tagged. William Henderson, aged 57, of Bury Road, Bolton, admitted stealing the alcohol on five occasions in December and January. He was sentenced to a 6pm to 6am curfew for 12 weeks and must pay the store £136.42.

A DRIVER who was more than four times over the alcohol limit when he crashed a BMW in Westhoughton has been given a suspended prison sentence. John Ashton, aged 55, of Bolton Road, Westhoughton, recorded 147mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath after he was caught driving the car in The Hoskers on November 30 last year. The legal limit is 35mcg. He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and was ordered to have treatment for alcohol addiction.

A BANNED driver has been ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work after he was caught behind the wheel of an Audi on March 12 last year. Wasim Manjra, aged 29, of St Helens Road, Bolton, pleaded guilty to driving an Audi S4 on Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, whilst banned and without insurance. He was ordered to participate in 15 days of rehabilitation activities and was banned from applying for a driving licence for 12 months.

MAGISTRATES have ordered a man to do 100 hours of unpaid work after he admitted assaulting two people on October 19 2019. James Tobin, aged 30, of David Brow, Bolton, was told he must also pay a total of £150 in compensation to his victims.