IN COURT: The latest news and appearances from North Staffordshire's courts
The Crown Prosecution Service has offered no evidence against Peter Plant. The 45-year-old, of Carmount Road, Abbey Hulton, denied assaulting Michelle Glover occasioning her actual bodily harm on August 1 and destroying property on the same date. His trial was due to be held at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court this week but the Crown Prosecution Service yesterday offered no evidence and Judge Paul Glenn entered not guilty verdicts.
The Crown Prosecution Service at North Staffordshire Justice Centre has withdrawn a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at Hanley on November 18 against 47-year-old Ian Mills, of Baddeley Green Lane, Baddeley Green.
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Carmello Ternullo has been committed to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court charged with theft of £8,130 from a woman he was caring for. The 33-year-old, of Turner Street, Birches Head, will appear for a plea and case management hearing on February 4. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre granted him bail.
A teenager who caused damage to a car by kicking it has been told to pay £204 compensation. Joshua Fernyhough, aged 18, of Fairhaven Grove, Birches Head, pleaded guilty at North Staffordshire Justice Centre to criminal damage to a Toyota Versco at Hanley on December 23. He was conditionally discharged for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Shane Holdham, aged 30, of Blurton Road, Blurton, has pleaded not guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at Blurton on December 6. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre adjourned the case until January 24 for a trial to be fixed.
Faye Hill, aged 27, has pleaded guilty to arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered on May 12 last year. She will be sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court in the week beginning March 11 after Judge David Fletcher ordered psychiatric and probation reports. Hill was bailed to live at London Road, Chesterton, with an electronically-monitored curfew from 9pm to 7am and she must have no contact with Graham Dunn.
Anthony Greatrex, of Furnival Street, Cobridge, has pleaded guilty to stealing a satellite navigation system and a charger from a parked car between November 30 and December 2. Magistrates at North Staffordshire justice Centre granted the 30-year-old unconditional bail until February 1.
Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre have issued a warrant without bail for 37-year-old Hayley Smith, of Chambers Street, Crewe, who is accused of stealing clothes worth £66 from Primark, Hanley, on December 20 after she failed to turn up for her hearing.
A warrant without bail was issued for Daniel Blizard, aged 31, of Christchurch Street, Fenton, after he failed to turn up at North Staffordshire Justice Centre to face a charge of failing to comply with the community requirements of a suspended sentence order imposed last July.
The case of Amanda Lovatt, aged 34, of Century Street, Hanley, who is accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Annabel Mountford on August 9, was adjourned at North Staffordshire Justice Centre until January 18.
Drink-driver Matthew Bochenski has been banned from the roads for 18 months. The 20-year-old, of Briarswood, Kidsgrove, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol at Newcastle on December 20. He gave a reading of 77 micrograms or alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath against a legal limit of 35 micrograms. Magistrates at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre also fined Bochenski £285 with £85 costs and a £28 victim surcharge.
Darren Phillips, aged 41, of First Avenue, Kidsgrove, has admitted failing to comply with the requirements of a community order imposed on July 25. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre allowed the order to continue but imposed 28 hours' unpaid work to mark the breach.
Michael Murray, aged 21, of Longley Road, Longton, has pleaded guilty to assaulting a police constable in the execution of his duty, causing criminal damage to the window of a house and criminal damage to a police cell all on December 16. He also admitted being in breach of a conditional discharge imposed for criminal damage. Murray is due back before North Staffordshire Justice Centre on January 17. Magistrates granted him bail.
Liam Cartlidge, aged 26, of Burnaby Road, Sandyford, is accused of failing to comply with the requirements of a suspended sentence order imposed on October 3. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre granted an adjournment until January 17 for medical reasons.
Kestutis Bilys has been fined £200 after he dropped a cigarette end on the pavement. The 21-year-old, of Standersfoot Place, Chell Heath, was seen by a Stoke-on-Trent City Council environmental crime officer throwing the cigarette to the ground in Fenton on June 21 last year. He was given an £80 fixed penalty notice but he failed to pay the money in 14 days. Bilys also failed to attend an interview in August and has made no contact with the city council. He was sentenced in his absence by Stafford magistrates yesterday to a £200 fine, a £15 victim surcharge and £229.90 costs.
Two Lithuanian nationals charged with stealing clothes from a textile reclaiming centre at Tean on December 17 will be back before North Staffordshire Justice Centre on January 18. Gedminis Januska, aged 27, and Mantas Kizlan, aged 23, both of Windmill Lane, Nottingham, were unconditionally bailed.