Benefit fraud, assault and knife possession: Sunderland defendants who have appeared before magistrates

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

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 6:10 am
Sunderland Magistrates' Court

Stuart William Hanson, 58, of West Hall Close, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to seven charges of benefit fraud. He was given a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £90 surcharge.

James John Cane, 40, of Glendale Avenue, Washington, was jailed for eight weeks after pleading guilty to driving whilst disqualified and without insurance. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a surcharge of £122 and banned from driving for three years.

Anthony MacPherson, 22, of Tadcaster Road, Sunderland, was given a jail sentence of 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months, after admitting assaults on two paramedics. He was also ordered to pay £400 in compensation.

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Nathan Fitzsimon, 22, of The Avenue, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to having a Stanley knife in a public place. He was given a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £90 surcharge.

Dean Edmunson, 30, of Carlcroft, Sunderland, admitted breaching a suspended sentence order. He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £60 costs.

Gavin Watson, 29, of Scoresby Close, Sunderland, was fined £138 after he admitted breaching a community order. He was told to pay £60 costs.

Callum Wilson, 24, of Sydney Street, Fencehouses, was jailed for 28 days, suspended for 24 months, after he admitted breaching a community order.

Michael Jepson, 26, of no fixed abode, admitted a charge of assault and stealing Budweiser lager from a service station in Sunderland’s Ryhope Road. He was given a 12-month community order and told to pay £85 costs and £200 in compensation.

Richard Loughran, 38, of Rockingham Road, Sunderland, admitted begging and breaching a community protection notice. He was fined £40 and told to pay a surcharge of £32.