Assaulting emergency workers, speeding and criminal damage - the latest cases heard in court round-up

The following cases were heard at Sunderland and South Tyneside Magistrates’ Courts:

Friday, 27th December 2019, 7:14 am
South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Shane Michael Ridout, 24, of Howe Street, Hebburn, was placed on a 30-day electronic curfew after he admitted breaching a supervision requirement.

Kevin Francis Sweet, 39, of Chepstow Street, Sunderland, was jailed for nine weeks, suspended for 12 months, after he admitted assaulting a police officer. He was ordered to pay £200 compensation, £85 costs and a surcharge of £122.

Gordon David William Kane, 32, of Sherburn Grove, Houghton, admitted two charges of criminal damage and one of theft. He was given an 18-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and made subject of a three-year restraining order. He was also told to pay compensation of £460 and £85 costs.

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Dillon Niall Murray, 23, of Hylton Road, Sunderland, was fined £100 after he admitted breaching a restraining order. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.

Martin Forster, 54, of Helmsley Road, South Shields, was jailed for 12 weeks, suspended for 18 months, after he admitted two charges of assault and one of breaching a restraining order. He was ordered to pay £400 compensation, £85 costs and a surcharge of £121.

Lee Thomas Kennedy, 31, of Poplar House, Sunderland, admitted two charges of assaulting a police officer and two charges of resisting a police officer, as well as breaching a conditional discharge. He was given an 18-month community order and told to pay £100 compensation and £100 costs.

Karen Louise Collins, 27, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 24 weeks after admitting two charges of assaulting emergency workers in Sunderland and of breaching a suspended sentence order. She was told to pay £150 compensation and £85 costs.

Tony Guthrie, 48, of Grosvenor Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order. He was given a two-year community order and placed on an eight-week curfew. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £90 surcharge.

Steven Gowland, 36, of Cairo Street, Hendon, was fined £86 after he admitted a charge of speeding. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge and given three penalty points.

Brian Minto, 54, of Meadow Drive, Durham, was fined £101 after admitting using an unlicensed vehicle. He was told to pay £85 costs and £23.34 in back duty.