A ROUND-UP of cases dealt with by magistrates recently

A TEENAGER has been banned from going within 100 metres of the Quality Fish Bar on Chorley Old Road after admitting possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence on February 19. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was made subject to a youth rehabilitation order.

MAGISTRATES have fined a man £100 after the VW Polo he was driving had faulty lights. Sheeraz Ahmed, aged 25, of Barcroft Road, Bolton, denied committing the offence whilst driving the vehicle on Warrington Road, Platt Bridge on August 30 last year, but was found guilty.

A BOY, aged 15, stole a Mercedes A Class car and was caught driving it in Edith Street, Bolton, on May 21. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also pleaded guilty to possessing a hunting-style knife in public, having no driving licence or insurance and committing an assault on a female. He was referred to the Bolton Youth Offender panel and told he must address his anger management and communication issues.

MAGISTRATES have sentenced Thomas Percival, aged 27, of Alma Street, Radcliffe, to a conditional discharge for 18 months after he admitted assaulting a woman on December 10 last year. He was ordered to pay his victim £500 in compensation and a restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victim.

A DRINK driver caught on De Havilland Way, Middlebrook on April 30 has been banned from the roads for 12 months. Marcus Moran, aged 20, of Snape Street, Darwen, pleaded guilty to committing the offence whilst driving a Peugeot 208. Moran was also fined £314.

A MAN who tried to strangle a woman has been spared jail. Christopher Holland, aged 32, of Newport Mews, Farnworth, initially denied assaulting the woman on November 3 last year but changed his plea. He was sentenced him to 22 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, must participate in an accredited programme for 33 days and undertake 25 days of rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victim.

MAGISTRATES have ordered a man to pay Greater Manchester Police £100 in compensation after he damaged a police car on April 29. Aidan Naylor, aged 25, of Greenhead Walk, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offence.

MAGISTRATES have banned a motorist from holding a licence for 12 months after he was caught drug driving. Oliver Croasdale, aged 30, of Newby Road, Bolton, had been using cannabis when he drove a Renault Megane on Bury Road, Bolton, on October 8 last year. Croasdale was also fined £120.

A MAN has been jailed for 23 weeks after he assaulted two women and used threatening behaviour towards a police officer on April 12. Rhys Warburton, aged 25, of Padiham Close, Radcliffe, initially denied committing the assaults but changed his plea to guilty. Warburton, who was told he had “a flagrant disregard for people and their property”, was ordered to pay his victims a total of £450 in compensation.

A MAN has been fined by magistrates after he was caught with a Taser-type weapon which was disguised as a torch. Yahya Musa, aged 22, of Deane Road, Bolton, pleaded guilty to possessing the weapon in Salford on August 23 last year. In addition to a £107 fine, the court ordered the weapon be destroyed.

A DRIVER without a licence was caught behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Astra after using cannabis. Sohail Ali, aged 21, of Pleasant Gardens, Bolton, was driving the car on Camponia Gardens, Salford, on November 22 last year. He pleaded guilty to drug driving, and having no licence or insurance, was fined a total of £260 and banned from applying for a licence for 16 months.