A round-up of cases heard by magistrates recently

Careless driver

A MAN was caught driving carelessly in a Vauxhall Corsa which had a cracked and damaged windscreen. Muhammed Khan, aged 23, of Settle Street, Bolton, drove the car on Plodder Lane, Bolton, at 6.30pm on February 13. He was convicted of careless driving and using a vehicle in a dangerous condition and fined £480.

Woman harassed

MAGISTRATES have fined a man £60 after he admitted harassing a woman by contacting her multiple times on Christmas Eve last year. Christopher Barnett, aged 53, of Deane Road, Bolton, was ordered to pay £10 in compensation.

Drug driver

A WOMAN has been banned from the roads for three years after she was caught drug driving. Amy Stead, aged 27, of Milnthorpe Road, Bolton, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Escort on Breightmet Fold Lane, Bolton, on December 16 last year after using cannabis. She was fined £120.

Licence ban

MAGISTRATES have banned a drug driver from holding a licence for 12 months. Callum Tebay, aged 21, of Seddon Gardens, Stoneclough, had used cannabis when he drove a Audi A3 on Ringley Road West on October 30 last year. He was fined £380.

Handling stolen card

A MAN who admitted handling a stolen credit card has been given a community sentence. Tony Meek, aged 32, of Chorley New Road, Bolton, was caught with the American Express card on August 22 last year. He was ordered to participate in 10 days of rehabilitation activities.

Threatening messages

A MAN who admitted harassing a woman and sending her threatening messages in breach of a non-molestation order, has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months. Paul Stephen Atack, aged 50, of Crescent Road, Kearsley, pleaded guilty to committing the offences in November and December last year as well as February this year. He was ordered to participate in an accredited programme plus 21 days of rehabilitation activities. A restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victim.

Restraining order

MAGISTRATES have sentenced a man to four weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months after he admitted speaking to a woman on July 12 last year, in breach of a restraining order. At the time, Anthony Eyres, aged 28, of Green Way, Bolton, was subject to a suspended prison sentence for possessing a knife in public and stalking. He was ordered to participate in a relationships programme for 33 days and restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victim.

Driver not named

A MAN who failed to name the driver of a Mercedes on July 9, 2018, who police suspected of committing an offence, has been fined £180. The case against Lee Knott, aged 39, of Lord Street, Kearsley, was proved in his absence and six points were added to his licence.