A ROUND-UP of cases heard by magistrates recently

A TEENAGER who assaulted a woman and stole her bank card has been sentenced to a conditional discharge for two years by Manchester magistrates. John Hollinshead, aged 19, of no fixed address, admitted committing the offences on July 27 last year and is currently detained in a mental health unit. Magistrates ordered him to pay a £22 victim surcharge and a restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victims or going to Tig Fold Road, Farnworth.

A LITTLE Lever teenager who assaulted a care officer has been electronically tagged and made subject to a 7pm to 7am curfew for three months. At Manchester Youth Court the 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted committing the offence in Milton Keynes on June 29 last year. He must also participate in rehabilitation activities for 91 days and pay a £22 victim surcharge.

A MAN who assaulted his partner, damaged her car and would not allow her to leave her home has been ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work. Wigan magistrates heard that, between January and March 2021, Darren Gayle, aged 32, of Kilsby Close, Farnworth, engaged in controlling and coercive behaviour towards his partner, monitoring her social life and also searching through her iPad. Gayle pleaded guilty to committing the offence and also admitted damaging his victim’s car on March 3 and assaulting her on March 6 and 9. He was given a community sentence and, in addition to the unpaid work, must participate in 20 days of rehabilitation activities and pay £335 in costs and charges

A MAN has been ordered to have treatment for alcohol addiction after he admitted twice assaulting a woman in Chorley over two days. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how Lee Butterworth, aged 44, of Vicarage Road, Blackrod, committed the assaults on December 16 and 17 last year. As well as the alcohol treatment order, Butterworth was told he must participate in 25 days of rehabilitation activities and was fined £100. He was ordered to pay £85 towards prosecution costs and £95 in compensation to his victim.