Attacking police and stealing dog harnesses - a round up of recent Sunderland court cases

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, 6th July 2020, 7:00 am

Michael John Tipling, 30, of no fixed address, was ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work as part of a community order and pay £200 costs after he admitted breaching a restraining order and causing criminal damage to a car in Sunderland on June 18.

Colin Baker, 48, of Tower Street West, Hendon, Sunderland, was fined £50 after admitting he was drunk and disorderly in Sunderland on May 22.

Kevin Leo Moss, 22, of no fixed address, received a four-week jail term, which was suspended for 18 months, after he admitted stealing £769 of property on April 9, causing £600 of criminal damage to wooden doors on June 21 and committing assault on June 21. The offences all took place in Hetton and the defendant was ordered to pay £1,379 compensation.

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

Martin Urban, 50, of no fixed address, was ordered to pay £100 compensation and complete an alcohol dependency treatment as part of a community order after he pleaded guilty to stealing £570 of dog harnesses while burgling PJ Pet Supplies on May 9. He also admitted the attempted burglary of Ps and Qs bar on May 10.

Kevin Halliday, 52, of Newton Moor, Doxford Park, Sunderland, received a 18-week jail term, which was suspended for 18 months, after he admitted breaching a restraining order by sending texts on April 7-8 and by making telephone calls on April 25. He also pleaded guilty to breaching a suspended sentence and was ordered to pay a £218 victim surcharge.

Robert James Tullick, 29, of Byron Terrace, Seaham, received a 46-week jail term, which was suspended for 18 months, and must pay £500 compensation after he admitted assaulting a police officer, using threatening words or behaviour, causing £500 of criminal damage to a window at Gatsby’s bar, in Sunderland, and carrying an offensive weapon, namely a metal pole, all on January 10. He also pleaded guilty to breaching restraining orders on April 15 and April 21.

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