Court Round-up: Red light jumping, truanting and CD thefts in Sunderland

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

Ashleigh Fenton, 34, of Somerset Street, Silksworth, was found guilty in absence of failing to ensure a child of compulsory school age attended school regularly between February 10 and July 2. She was fined £165, and was told to pay costs of £60 and victim surcharge of £20.

Andrew Moon, 34, also of Somerset Street, Silksworth, was given the same sentence after being found guilty in absence relating to the same child.

Gemma Holmes, 29, of Durham Avenue, Donwell, Washington, pleaded guilty to jumping a red light while driving a large goods vehicle or passenger carrying vehicle on B1522 Ryhope Road on September 27. She was fined £50 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85. Magistrates found in favour of a special reasons argument and did not endorse her license, due to the defendant being pregnant and her passenger being drunk and unruly.

Stuart Cardy, 30, of Lilywhite Terrace, Easington Lane, was found guilty after trial of an assault in Holmeside, Sunderland, on January 31. He was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 250 hours of unpaid work. He was told to pay £350 compensation, a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £620.

John Critchlow, 36, of Pickard Street, Millfield, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to failing to answer bail and theft of CDs and other items, worth £150, from a car on July 2. He was fined £80, and told to pay compensation of £150, a criminal courts charge of £180.

Kayleigh Scott, 29, of Warwick Terrace, Silksworth, pleaded guilty to theft of furniture of a value unknown on May 15, and theft of £57 worth of groceries from Morrison’s in South Shields on September 1. She was given a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and a criminal courts charge of £180.