The following cases have been dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.
Thomas Quinnell, 35, of Poplar Terrace, Ferryhill, County Durham, pleaded guilty of failing to comply with notification requirements of the Sex Offenders’ Register, by not informing police of a change of his address, on January 16. He was fined £50 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.
Steven Price, 34, of Church Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to trespassing on railway lines on February 20. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £50.
Agnieszka Hareza, 38, of Bedale Court, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to an assault in Sunderland on December 28. She was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and was told to pay compensation of £50 and a victim surcharge of £15.
Andrew Low, 33, c/o Fellside Court, Albany, Washington, pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Corsa in Byron Street, Sunderland, on January 25, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion in his breath was 123 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit being 35. This was his third such offence in 10 years. He also pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and having no third-party insurance and was handed a 26-week prison sentence, suspended for 24 months, with an alcohol treatment requirement. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 60 months
Scott McKenna, 20, of Prince George Square, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour on public transport on September 13, 2015. He was given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and was told to take part in 19 sessions of a thinking skills programme, and up to 15 days’ specified activity. He was also told to pay compensation of £100, a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £150.