A ROUND-UP of cases dealt with by magistrates.

A MAN has been allowed to keep his driving licence after magistrates heard that he would lose his job if he was banned.Wigan magistrates heard how Philip Lee, aged 60, of The Coaching House, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton was driving a BMW on St Peter’s Way, Bolton, on February 4 last year at 57mph. Lee was convicted of speeding and faced losing his driving licence under the points totting-up procedure. But the court accepted his assertion that he, and a number of other staff at his company, would lose their jobs if he was unable to drive. Instead he was allowed to keep his licence and was fined £625.

A MAN caught driving without a licence or insurance has been fined £120 by magistrates. Adnaan Bapu, aged 22, of Pine Street, Bolton, was caught committing the offences whilst driving a Toyota Corolla on Hill Cot Road, Bolton, on July 22 last year. He pleaded guilty and was banned from applying for a licence for six months.

A TEENAGER has been fined £120 after he admitted handling a stolen car. Bolton magistrates heard how Usamah Khojbalwala, aged 19, of Roland Road, Bolton, received the stolen Honda Jazz, worth £600, on February 5.

A SHOPLIFTER who also assaulted two men has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work. Charlotte Shuker, aged 23, of Stirling Road, Bolton, pleaded guilty to stealing drinks from the Ramiros Mini Market on August 1 last year and committing the assaults. Shuker was ordered to pay her two victims £100 each in compensation.

A MAN who threatened a woman in a phone call and messages has been electronically tagged and made subject to a 9.30pm to a 7.30am curfew for eight weeks. Richard Pressler, aged 33, of Somerville Square, Halliwell, pleaded guilty to committing the offence on March 2. A restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victim.

A MAN caught driving a car without a licence or insurance has been fined a total of £513 by magistrates. At Manchester Magistrates’ Court Tomas Kolompar, aged 20, of Elmwood Grove, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offences when he drove a Volkswagen Bora on Horse Street on September 20 last year.

MAGISTRATES have fined a man £660 plus £151 in costs as charges after he failed to tell police the name of a Vauxhall Corsa driver on August 24 last year. The case against Omer Mohammed, aged 22, of Thornbank, Bolton, was proved at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.