Court Round-up: The man who stole wild birds and the Tk Maxx trainer thief

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The following cases have been dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Robert Thompson, 69, of Meadow Close, Houghton, pleaded guilty to four counts of taking ring ouzels – a Schedule 1 wild bird contrary to the Wildlife and Countryside Act – from Stanhope Moor on June 23. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and was told to pay £15 victim surcharge and £160 costs. The court ordered the forfeiture of his diaries and maps.

Steven Richardson, 39, of The Elms, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to making a threatening phonecall to Northumbria Police on September 24, and being drunk and disorderly in Green Terrace on September 11. He was fined £60 and was told to pay a £20 victim surcharge, £60 costs, and £150 criminal courts charge.

Graham Cotton, 34, of HMP Durham, was given a two-year conditional discharge after pleading guilty to theft of a £29.99 pair of trainers from TK Maxx, on June 19, and possession of diazepam on April 7. He was also told to pay a £15 victim surcharge, £170 costs and £180 criminal courts charge.

Elisha Peverley, 31, of Donnison Gardens, Sunderland, was given a six-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly at Vine Place, on September 11. She was also told to pay £15 victim surcharge, £50 costs and £150 criminal courts charge.

John Critchlow, 36, of Pickard Street, Sunderland, was given an 18-month conditional discharge, after pleading guilty to stealing a blue iPhone 5C, worth £500. He was told to pay £100 compensation, £15 victim surcharge and £50 costs.

William Smith, 29, of Cleveland Road, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to damaging three computer monitors and threatening behaviour in Ladbrokes on September 23

He was given a 12-month community order with 60 hours’ unpaid work and was told to pay compensation of £300, costs of £50, and a criminal courts charge of £150.