Court Round-up: Suspended jail terms for washing machine thief and double-attack man

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The following cases have been dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Michael Robson, 36, of Coach Road Estate, Usworth, Washington, pleaded guilty to stealing a washing machine and fridge freezer to the value of £190 on December 6. He was given a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. He was told to pay compensation of £190 and a criminal courts charge of £180.

David Thompson, 54, of Prince Consort Road, Hebburn, was found guilty after a trial of two counts of assault, committed on August 1. He was jailed for five months, suspended for a year and was told to complete an alcohol treatment programme. He will also have to pay compensation of £700, a victim surcharge of £80, costs of £100 and a criminal courts charge of £520.

Jamie Stubbs, 31, of Station Road, Hetton, admitted driving a Ford Sierra on the A182 without due care and attention on December 1. He also pleaded guilty to driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without insurance. He was fined £110 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150 and was banned from driving for a year.

Mark Dagg, 37, of High Street East, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing £10 of confectionery items from Tesco on Roker Retail Park on December 5. He was given a conditional discharge for a year and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and criminal courts charge of £150.

Thomas Johnson, 26, of Moorsley Road, Hetton, admitted two counts of making a false statement to obtain motor insurance, on May 11 and May 19, not declaring previous convictions. He was given a one-year community order, 40 hours’ unpaid work, £60 victim surcharge, £85 costs and £180 criminal courts charge.