SNEYD GREEN: Niyomiae Loftus, aged 32, of Buxton Street, Sneyd Green, has been committed to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after pleading not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Claire Bickerton at Sneyd Green on July 9 and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, namely a claw hammer.
North Staffordshire magistrates granted bail and the defendant will now appear at crown court on October 5 for a plea and case management hearing.
TUNSTALL: Drink-driver Mariuswz Stasiowski has been banned from the roads for two years. The 34-year-old, of Norman Avenue, Tunstall, gave a reading of 114 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath against a legal limit of 35 micrograms on August 21. North Staffordshire magistrates also handed the defendant a 12-month community order with 120 hours unpaid work and £85 costs.
BURSLEM: Student Graham Rowley has been banned from the roads for 18 months after being caught drink driving.
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The defendant, a second year student at the Crewe campus of the Manchester Metropolitan University, and formerly of Blake Street, Burslem, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol on August 28.
He gave a reading of 73 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath against a legal limit of 35 micrograms.
He was fined £110 with £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
OAKHILL: Daniel Lear, aged 20, of Neville Street, Oakhill, has denied assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty and resisting a police officer on August 17.
North Staffordshire magistrates have now fixed a trial for October 20.
The defendant was bailed until that date.