IN COURT: The latest news and appearances from North Staffordshire's courts
Two people have been committed to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court charged with offering to supply a quantity of cannabis.
Bobby Machin, aged 25, of Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, and Amy Simpkin, aged 27, of Edge Street, Burslem, will appear there on February 18. They are alleged to have committed the offence in Burslem between April 1 and July 15 last year. Both have been conditionally bailed by magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Court.
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George Bailey faces a trial at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on March 28 after pleading not guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent. The 20-year-old, of Waterloo Road, Cobridge, is alleged to have committed the offence in Hanford on September 17.
The Crown Prosecution Service has offered no evidence against two women charged with assaulting Annabelle Mountford on August 9. Amanda Lovatt, aged 34, of Hope Street, Hanley, denied assault occasioning actual bodily harm and Amanda Wilkinson, aged 32, of Poplar Avenue, Newcastle, denied inflicting grievous bodily harm. Judge Paul Glenn entered not guilty verdicts in respect of both women.
Ross Thompson-Slater, aged 20, of Albermarle Road, Cross Heath, has admitted possession of cannabis on January 11. He received a conditional discharge by magistrates and told to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
Teenager Jan Holub has appeared in court charged with committing a burglary at a house in Boughey Street, Shelton. The 19-year-old, of Leek Road, Shelton, has had his plea and case management hearing adjourned for four weeks so he can be seen by a psychologist. He has been bailed until February 22.
Yankuba Touray, aged 36, of Chatham Street, Shelton, has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man occasioning actual bodily harm on November 3. The case has been adjourned for sentencing later this month. Touray has been remanded in custody.
Craig Taylor has had his sentencing adjourned after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply on November 11.The 40-year-old was due to be sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court last week. But the case has been put back because there was no pre-sentence report.Taylor, who lives at Argyle Street, Shelton, was granted bail in the meantime.