Court file: North Staffordshire Magistrates
Here is a selection of people appearing North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court in Fenton:
BIDDULPH: A man caught driving while he was banned was given a community order for 12 months by North Staffordshire magistrates plus a three month curfew order from 7pm to 7am.
The court heard that William Wright, aged 42, of Diamond Close, Biddulph, had believed his disqualification was over by the time he was driving a car on December 23 last year.
The defendant admitting disqualified driving and having no insurance.
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He was ordered to pay court costs of £85.
SNEYD GREEN: Corinna Fisher, aged 46, of East Crescent, Sneyd Green, was given a 12 month community order by North Staffordshire magistrates after she admitted stealing a lamb joint and prawns from Farm Foods, in Burslem, on December 22 last year.
Fisher was also in breach of a conditional discharge imposed last March.
BURSLEM: Kevin Sherratt, aged 34, of Riley Street South, Burslem, pleaded guilty to theft of groceries worth £50.32 from Morrisons, in Hanley.
He was bailed by magistrates to appear before the court again on February 16.
BURSLEM: The case of Liam Webb, aged 18, of Marldon Place, Burslem, was adjourned until February 28 by North Staffordshire magistrates for further inquiries to be carried out. Webb is accused of assaulting Aqeel Ahmed by beating on January 3 this year in Hanley.
MOORLANDS: Sentence was adjourned until February 14 for a drug rehabilitation assessment on Staci Salt.
The defendant, of Cross Street, Cheadle, has entered guilty pleas at North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court to producing one mature plant and three immature plants of cannabis on November 2 last year.
The 25-year-old has also admitted possession of 8.439 grams of cannabis vegetation, possession of the drug MDMA and breach of a conditional discharge all on the same date.
The defendant was unconditionally bailed to the drugs court.
BENTILEE: A conditional discharge for 12 months was imposed by North Staffordshire magistrates on Matthew Woolley.
The 21-year-old, of Chelmsford Drive, Bentilee, pleaded guilty to making off without paying for petrol totalling £25.03 from Trent Service Station, in Bucknall, on December 28 last year.
He also admitted having no insurance and no licence.
Woolley was also fined £100 with £85 costs and told to pay £25.03 compensation.
STOKE: Magistrates have adjourned two cases of theft against Ian Lincoln, aged 48, of Sheaf Street, Stoke, until February 14.
The thefts are alleged to have happened on January 2 this year at Asda, in Newcastle, and October 20 last year at Sainsburys, in Hanley.
STOKE-ON-TRENT: A 19-year-old arrested on suspicion of starting two fires on the same night has been released without charge.
The fires destroyed the Stoke-on-Trent City Council-run Park Hall Visitor Centre, and damaged a building at the nearby Bolton Gate Saddlery, in Weston Coyney, on November 6.
Staffordshire Police arrested a youth in connection with the two incidents and he was released on bail after being questioned.
But he has now been released from his bail and no further action will be taken against him.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "This does not necessarily mean the investigation is over and we would still appeal for anyone with information about the incidents to contact us by calling 101."
NEWCASTLE: Thomas Robinson, aged 38, of Berwick Walk, Newcastle, pleaded guilty before magistrates to being drunk and disorderly in Stubbs Gate, Newcastle, on January 16.
Robinson was fined £35 with £85 costs.
FEGG HAYES: A 12-month driving ban was imposed at North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court on Debra Hughes.
SHELTON: A 12-month drug rehabilitation order with supervision was handed to Kevin Palin after he admitted a burglary at an electrical shop on Christmas Eve.
The defendant, aged 31, of St Marks Street, Shelton, took a number of items from the premises of Electric Projects, in Broad Street, Hanley, North Staffordshire magistrates were told.
Palin was ordered to pay £100 compensation to the owner and was sentenced to a
The 45-year-old, of Oversley Road, Fegg Hayes, admitted a charge of aggravated vehicle-taking and using a motor vehicle without insurance in Bradeley on September 15 on the basis that a collision which happened while she was driving was not her fault.
She was also fined £115 and told to pay £250 compensation. There was no order for costs.
KNYPERSLEY: Self-employed driver David Walton lost his job yesterday when he was given an 18-month driving ban for a drink-drive offence.
The 37-year-old, of Royce Avenue, Knypersley, pleaded guilty at North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court to excess alcohol where the reading was 81 micrograms of alcohol per 100 ml of breath, against a legal limit of 35mg. He was also fined £300 with £85 costs.
STANFIELDS: Martin Williams, aged 29, of Carson Road, Stanfields, pleaded guilty at North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court to stealing two Nintendo 3DSs worth £200 from Argos, Tunstall. Sentence was adjourned for reports until February 28.
HANLEY: Darren Cash, aged 32, of Mynors Street, Hanley, has appeared in court accused of producing cannabis on October 22. North Staffordshire Magistrates declined jurisdiction and committal to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court will take place on March 20. Cash was given unconditional bail.