Pitch invader and seat wrecker among cases dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court

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

Aaron Carruthers, 22, of Howson Crescent, Newton Aycliffe, pleaded guilty to damaging a seat worth £50 belonging to Sunderland AFC on April 5. He was fined £185 and was told to pay compensation of £50 and costs of £50.

Ryan Gallagher, 28, of Renny Road, Red House, Sunderland , pleaded guilty to drink-driving a Renault Megane on the A1231 in Washington on January 31, with 105ug of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35. He was given a 12-month community order with 100 hours’ unpaid work. He was banned from driving for two years and told to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Glyn Teare, 28, of Derwent Close, Seaham, admitted going on to the Stadium of Light pitch during a designated football match on October 25. He was fined £200 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £150 criminal courts charge.

Sean Wilkinson, 32, Thornhill Gardens, Sunderland pleaded guilty to drink-driving a VW Polo in Greenwood Road, on September 8, with 52ug of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35. He also admitted driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without insurance and was fined £120, with a victim surcharge of £20 and a criminal courts charge of £150. He was banned from driving for three years.

Mark Dagg, 37, of Mount Road, Barnes, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing bed linen worth £240 from Dunelm Mill. He was told to pay compensation of £120 and criminal courts charge of £180.

Shirley Smith, 48, of Wharfedale Avenue, Washington, admitted failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions that she was working and continued to claim Job Seekers’ Allowance between March 25, 2011, and December 4, 2014. She was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.