A ROUND-UP of recent cases.

A DRINK driver who had no licence or insurance has had his car seized by a court. Colin Davis, aged 38, of Oxford Grove, Bolton, had drunk almost double the legal alcohol limit when he was caught driving a Vauxhall Astra on Ivy Road, Bolton, on March 10. Davis pleaded guilty to drink driving and having no licence or insurance and was fined £200. He was also banned from applying for a licence for 18 months and did not oppose an order depriving him of his rights to the car.

A MAN who assaulted a woman on New Year’s Eve 2019 has been ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work. Luis Sequeira, aged 35, of Manchester Road, Little Hulton, initially denied committing the offence but change his plea to guilty. He must do 14 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £50 in compensation.

A MAN who harassed a woman by repeatedly sending her threatening and abusive messages and phone calls has been ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work. Paul O’Gara, aged 34, of The Willows, Radcliffe, pleaded guilty to harassment on October 13 last year. As well as the unpaid work, he was ordered to participate in a better relationships programme for 33 days and 25 days or rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was made banning his from contacting his victim or going to Thompson Avenue.

A WOMAN had no insurance and failed to provide police with a breath sample after she was caught driving an Audi in New Church Road, Bolton. Rosemary Olawumi, aged 52, denied failing to provide a sample and having no insurance but was convicted. Magistrates heard how Olawumi, of New Church Road, Bolton, was driving the Audi Q5 on November 3, 2019. She was given a community sentence during which she will have to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work and 15 days of rehabilitation activities. Olawumi was also banned from driving for two years.

MAGISTRATES have jailed a man for 26 weeks after he was caught with a kitchen knife at Manchester Victoria Station on March 21. Michael Bell, aged 27, of Bradford Street, Bolton, was already subject to a suspended prison sentence when he committed the offence. He pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in public.

A WOMAN has been ordered to have treatment for alcohol addiction after she pleaded guilty to assaulting two people on July 26. Samantha Farrell, aged 24, of Georgina Court, Bolton, was also ordered to participate in 25 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £100 in compensation.

A WOMAN has been electronically tagged after she admitted assaulting a police officer in Bolton on September 1 last year. Kimberley Priestley, aged 38, of Tarbet Drive, Bolton, denied committing the offence but changed her plea to guilty on the day of her trial. Priestley was sentenced to a 7pm to 7am curfew for seven weeks and ordered to pay her victim £80 in compensation.

MAGISTRATES have handed a man a conditional discharge for 12 months after he admitted driving a Ford Transit van whilst banned from holding a licence. Tibor Sarkozi, aged 47, of Russell Close, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offence on Bury & Bolton Road, Radcliffe, on July 28 last year and having no insurance. He had six penalty points added to his driving record.

A MAN who spat at a woman in a public place has been jailed for 12 weeks. Aaron Johnson, aged 32, of Bankfield Street, Bolton, pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman on June 1 2019, but magistrates heard that he had been wanted on warrant and evading justice for 20 months. “This was a particularly nasty incident and only a custodial sentence can be justified,” Johnson was told.

A MOTORIST caught driving a Dacia car on the M62 at Rochdale at 98mph on August 26 last year has been fined £233 by magistrates. Stuart Gaskell, aged 58, of Gellert Place, Westhoughton, pleaded guilty to committing the offence, had four points added to his licence.