Court roundup – Theft of prawns and chocolate bars among cases dealt with in Sunderland

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

David Churchill, 18, Railway Terrace, New Herrington, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing £43.95 worth of frozen prawns from Farmfoods on March 22.

He was given a 12-month community order, with up to 20 days’ specified activity. He was also fined £5 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £60.

Gary Marshall, 55, of Chester Road, Sunderland, was found guilty, after a trial, of failing to identify the driver of a BMW vehicle between July 28 and August 25, 2014.

He was fined £625 and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £62.50 and costs of £200. His driving record was endorsed with six points.

Ahmed Ben-Sammouna, 30, of John Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to causing harassment, alarm or distress, on December 1, 2015.

He was given a conditional discharge for 6 months and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £15 and costs of £85.

Paul Stoddart, 26, of Princess Street, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing 10 bars of Galaxy chocolate valued at £10 from Poundland, on April 6. He was given a conditional discharge for 6 months and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £15 and costs of £85.

Leslie Marrs, 37, of Salisbury Street, Hendon, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and being drunk and disorderly in Dellfield Drive, Sunderland, on April 10.

He was fined £140 and was told to pay compensation of £100.

James Allsopp, 18, of East Vines, East End, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to an assault on March 20. He was told to pay compensation of £100, a victim surcharge of £15, and costs of £85.

Hakim Collace, 18, of Mowbray Road, Sunderland admitted possession of amphetamine and diamorphine on April 10. He was given an absolute discharge and £85 costs.