The following people have recently been dealt with by the magistrates court for a variety of offences in Bolton.

These people have been in the dock in the last two months.

The following cases called at the Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court.

Paul Ratcliffe was found guilty of actual bodily harm following a trial.

The 56-year-old attacked a man in December 2021 causing them actual bodily harm.

On the same day he assaulted another man.

The two attacks took place in Bolton.

Following this Ratcliffe, from Wellington Street, Farnworth, was spared jail.

He was given a sentence of 26 weeks which was suspended for a period of a year.

He was ordered to go 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days and ordered to pay compensation of £75 to his victim and further costs of £775.

Graham Inns failed to tell police who the driver of a vehicle was when required to do so.

The 51-year-old was ordered to tell officers who had been driving a Mazda whose driver was alleged to have been guilty of an offence in October 2022.

However Inns failed to do so.

The case against him was proven by the court.

Following this Inns, from Carnation Road, Farnworth, was hit with a fine of £660 and ordered to pay further costs of £354.

He was also given six points on his licence.

Alexander Ratcliffe drove a Ford Transit on Derby Street, Bolton, without insurance or a licence in October last year.

The case against the 30-year-old was proved by the court.

Ratcliffe, from Newhaven Avenue, Leigh, was fined £660 and ordered to pay further costs of £354.

He was also given six points on his licence.

The following case called at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court.

Naji Haji was found guilty at a trial of four counts of making interest on payments wrongfully made to him.

The offences took place between July 2019 and August 2020 with the money involved being £1524 on three occasions and £1100 on the other.

Haji failed to take steps to cancel the credit.

The 23-year-old was made subject to a community order to last for a year.

He was ordered to do 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days and carry out 2000 hours of unpaid work.

Haji, from Brocksby Chase, Bolton, was also ordered to pay £520 in prosecution costs and further costs of £95.