Attackers, banned drivers and bungling Christmas Day raiders - the latest Sunderland defendants at court

The following cases have been dealt with recently at South Tyneside Magistrates Court and all either involve defendants from the Sunderland area or incidents to have taken place within the city’s boundaries:

Monday, 13th July 2020, 12:01 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 12:01 pm

Keith Leonard, 48, of High Street East, Sunderland, received an eight-week jail term, suspended for 12 months, and was ordered to pay £100 compensation, a £122 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after he admitted committing assault on February 14.

Ronald Christopher Taylor, 35, of Borough Road, Sunderland, received a 12-month jail term, which was suspended for a year, and was ordered to pay a £122 victim surcharge and £85 court costs after admitting going equipped for theft on Christmas Day 2019.

Mark Reeves, 34, of Dilston Close, Washington, received four penalty points and was fined £384, ordered to pay a £38 victim surcharge and £300 costs after he was found guilty of driving in a position where he did not have full control of a vehicle on August 5 last year and admitted speeding on September 25 last year.

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The cases were dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Glen White, 34, of Shelley Avenue, Easington Lane, received three penalty points and was fined £150, ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £300 costs after he was found guilty of driving in a position where he did not have full control of a vehicle on July 15 last year.

Anthony Hall, 27, of Seaham Road, Houghton, was banned from driving for two years and ordered to pay an £85 victim surcharge and £85 court costs after admitting two counts of driving while disqualified and without insurance on September 18 and October 2 last year.

Karl Anthony Phan, 34, of Station Road, Penshaw, was banned from driving for three years, fined £846, ordered to pay an £85 victim surcharge and £85 court costs after admitting failing to provide a specimen for a breath test on March 7.

David Brown, 29, of Avenue Vivian, Fencehouses, received a community order, was ordered to pay a £95 victim surcharge and £85 court costs after admitting causing criminal damage to a mobile phone on June 24.

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