A ROUND-UP of cases dealt with by magistrates recently

MAGISTRATES have granted an anti-social behaviour injunction banning a Bolton teenager from an area and from being in a vehicle unless it is public transport or a taxi. Wigan Youth Court agreed the order, which lasts for 12 months, is necessary as the 17-year-old, who cannot be named, has been engaging in anti-social behaviour. The order states he is banned from acting or inciting others to behave in such a way as to cause harassment or distress to people, driving or being in a vehicle other than public transport, associating in public with another named male, entering the Aves estate in Little Lever or using threatening behaviour.

MAGISTRATES have fined David Hilton, aged 60, of Dudley Avenue, Bolton, £500 after he assaulted a woman on May 31.

A MAN who breached a restraining order by contacting a man on social media and attending an address in Wallbrook Grove, Farnworth, has been spared jail. Darren Lomax, aged 45, of Broad o’th’ Lane, Bolton, was sentenced to 28 weeks in prison, suspended for two years and must participate in 33 days of a better relationships programme and 30 days of rehabilitation activities. Lomax was also ordered to pay £110 in compensation.

MAGISTRATES have banned a man from driving for six months and fined him £350 after he failed to name the driver of a Mercedes to police on August 17 last year. Sehran Khan, aged 23, of Wolfenden Street, Bolton, pleaded guilty to committing the offence.

A SHOPLIFTER who repeatedly stole from Home Bargains in Bolton has been spared jail.Throughout April and May, Lee Merrick, aged 34, of Swinside Road, Bolton, stole from the store on 11 occasions. Items taken included toiletries, three cases of chocolate, fabric softener and 31 packets of toothpaste. Merrick pleaded guilty and also admitted assaulting a woman. He was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months and ordered to pay a total of £516.64 in compensation.

A COMPANY has been fined £660 after it failed to identify the driver of a VW Crafter van to police on July 17, 2019. Getparcel Ltd, based at Callis Road, Bolton, denied the offence but was convicted at Wigan Magistrates’ Court.

A MOTORIST caught speeding on a stretch of Smart motorway has been allowed to keep her licence after a court heard she and her partner would lose their profitable business if she could not drive. Emily Ruaux, aged 25, of Bottom o’th’ Moor, Bradshaw, admitted driving at 61mph when the M62 between junctions 11 and 12 was limited to 50mph on June 14 last year. The accumulation of penalty points meant Ruaux was could have lost her licence but, after considering submissions, Wigan magistrates agreed there were mitigating circumstances. She was fined £176.

A MOTORCYCLIST who had been drinking has been banned from the roads for 22 months. Harry Wyatt, aged 25, of Seymour Road, Bolton, was riding a Duke 125 motorbike on Darwen Road, Bolton, on April 13, 2019 after drinking almost double the legal level of alcohol. He pleaded guilty to drink driving, careless driving and having no insurance. Wyatt was fined £222.

A WOMAN has been fined after she was caught driving after using cocaine. Abbey Heaney, aged 31, of Hough Lane, Bromley Cross, pleaded guilty to drug driving in a Vauxhall Astra on Bury Road, Bolton, on September 9 last year. She was fined £120 and banned from driving for 12 months.

A DRIVER caught speeding on the motorway at 118 mph has been allowed to keep his licence. Paul Lilley, aged 50, of Heaviley Close, Horwich pleaded guilty to speeding in a VW Golf on the M61 at Bolton on January 16. The accumulation of points on his licence meant he could have been banned from the roads, but Wigan magistrates were told how, without being able to drive, Lilley would lose his job with United Utilities, where he is on 24 hour standby and so unable to use public transport. He was fined £323.

A MAN who held an illegal gathering at his Kearsley home has been fined £81 by Wigan magistrates. Kyle Roberts, aged 28, of Calder Drive, pleaded guilty to committing the offence in breach of Covid regulations on September 26 last year.