Court roundup – Drug possesion, drink-driving and theft of children’s clothes among cases dealt with by Sunderland magistrates

Sunderland Magistrates' Court.
Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

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

Darren Canavan, 19, of Park Place East, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to criminal damage of a car windscreen, valued at £100, on April 11. He was ordered to pay £100 in compensation.

James Dawkins, 34, of Bear Lane close, Tamworth, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis in Sunderland, on April 10. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £20 and costs of £85.

Christopher Lamb, 29, of Hawthorn Street, Millfield, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Holmeside on April 7. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £15 and costs of £85.

Kieran Menhams, 22, of Laurens Court, Washington, pleaded guilty to driving a red VW Golf at Vermont, Washington, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath was 49 microgrammes per 100ml – the legal limit being 35. He was fined £220 and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30 and costs of £85. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 months.

Alan Raine, 39, of Percival Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, on April 9. He was fined £80 and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30, compensation of £100 and costs of £85.

James Reed, 56, of The Broadway, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing five Benefit mascaras to the value of £97.50 from Boots, on April 9. He was fined £40 and was told to pay compensation of £97.50, a surcharge to fund victim services of £30 and costs of £85.

Donna Sullivan, 35, of Hewitt Avenue, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing children’s clothing valued at £47 from BHS on April 8. She was fined £40, with a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.