A ROUND-UP of cases heard by magistrates recently.

MAGISTRATES have sentenced a man to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, after he assaulted a woman on January 25. Gary Greenwood, aged 39, initially denied committing the offence but change his plea to guilty. As well as the suspended prison sentence Greenwood, of Bradford Street, Bolton, must participate in a better relationships programme for 33 days and 15 days of rehabilitation activities.

A BUS driver has been fined for careless driving. Leopold Sidie, aged 48, of Longworth Street, Bolton, was due to face trial at Wigan Magistrates but changed his plea to guilty. The court heard that, on October 2, 2019 Sidie drove his single decker Volvo bus on Church Street, Westhoughton, without due care and attention. He was fined £480 and eight penalty points were added to his licence.

A MAN caught twice communicating with a woman in breach of a court non-molestation order has been jailed for 10 weeks. Brandon Lonsdale, aged 23, of Moorside Avenue, Farnworth, pleaded guilty to committing the offences on April 19 and June 29 last year. He has a record of previous offending. A restraining order was made banning him from contacting the victim.

A DRUG driver has been banned from the roads for 12 months. Marvin Chambers, aged 47, had cocaine in his system when he drove an Audi S3 on Kershaw Street, Bolton, on January 4 last year. Chambers, of Craven Court, Horwich, pleaded guilty to drug driving and was fined £80.

MAGISTRATES have sentenced a man to a conditional discharge for 12 months after he admitted damaging a police van in Bolton. Justin Worthington, aged 46, of no fixed address, committed the offence on February 2, causing damage estimated at £250, to the caged area of the Ford Transit van.

A TEENAGER who used threatening behaviour towards a police officer and other people in Bolton on November 25 last year has appeared in court. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to committing the public order offences, which were racially aggravated. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge for 18 months.

A DRINK-driver also had no licence or insurance when he drove an Audi in Bolton. Tamas Nemeth, aged 35, was caught driving an Audi A4 on Topp Way, Bolton, on February 7. Breath tests showed he had drunk more than double the legal level of alcohol – 82mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath when the legal limit is 35mcg. Nemeth, of Chorley New Road, Bolton, pleaded guilty to drink-driving and having no licence or insurance. He was fined £350 and was banned from applying for a driving licence for 20 months.

A WOMAN caught speeding on Belmont Road has been banned from driving for six months. Shelley Marriott, aged 35, of Hardmans Lane, Bromley Cross, was driving a Renault at 48mph in a 30mph limit on June 7 last year. Marriott, who pleaded guilty to the offence, was told that the disqualification was obligatory because of her repeat offending. She was also fined £261.

A THIEF who stole a woman’s handbag in Bolton on March 6 has been jailed for 10 weeks. Wigan magistrates heard how 38-year-old David Brooks took the £150 bag and its contents and, after his arrest, failed to turn up to court. The court was told how Brooks, of no fixed address, has multiple convictions for similar offences and he was on licence at the time.

MAGISTRATES have fined a man after he refused to stop the Audi RS3 he was driving for a police officer on Waterloo Street, Bolton, on October 9 last year. Adam Mohammed, of Perendale Rose, Bolton, admitted committing the offence and also pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention. He was fined £208 and four penalty points were added to his licence.