An assault on Wearmouth Bridge, motoring offences and theft: Sunderland defendants dealt with by magistrates

The following Sunderland defendants were dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court:

By Michael Drummond
Wednesday, 26 June, 2019, 06:00
The cases were dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Richard Jefferson, of Larkfield Crescent, Shiney Row, admitted assaulting a woman at Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland on June 1.

The 28-year-old was fined £40 and ordered to pay £50 compensation, costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Skye King, 19, pleaded guilty to driving a BMW without reasonable consideration for other persons, failing to stop, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without insurance.

The offences happened on June 2 on Avondale Road.

King, of Tanfield Road in Sunderland, was fined £240 and must pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Her licence was endorsed with nine penalty points.

William McMillan was ordered to pay compensation for assaulting a woman in Sunderland.

McMillan, 45, of Stockton Road, pleaded guilty to assaulting her on February 19.

He must pay £200.

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Dean Coates, 31, of Springwell Road in Sunderland pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words towards another man.

He also admitted failing to provide a breath sample, resisting a police officer and failing to surrender to court.

The offences were deemed so serious by the court that a suspended sentence was needed.

Coates received a four-week sentence, suspended for 18 months. He must also attend rehabilitation days and was banned from driving for a year.

Ben McCabe, 26, of Lincoln Avenue in Silksworth, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words towards another man.

He was made subject to a community order and will have to abide by a curfew for four weeks. McCabe must also pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £85.

Maxine Horn indicated a guilty plea to stealing £291 of spirits from Asda in Washington and £576.03 worth of cosmetics and gift sets from Boots.

Horn, 34, of Bristol Avenue in Donwell, Washington, stole the items together with a person unknown on December 1 last year.

She was fined £120 and ordered to pay £145.50 compensation and a victim surcharge of £30.