Drink driving, drugs and assault - a round up of recent Sunderland cases dealt with at magistrates court

The following cases have taken place recently in Sunderland or South Shields at South Northumbria Magistrates’ Court:

Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 6:00 am

Lisa Joanne Bulmer, 42, of Salisbury Street, Sunderland, received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £21 victim surcharge after admitting stealing £372 of handbags from TK Maxx on February 25.

Leighton Cooney, 34, of Balmoral Terrace, Grangetown, Sunderland, received a six-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £21 victim surcharge after admitting committing assault on November 6 last year.

Charlie James Nicholson, 24, of Rennie Road, Red House, Sunderland, was banned from driving for six months, fined £180, ordered to pay £200 prosecution costs and a £32 victim surcharge after he was convicted of failing to provide information leading to the identity of a driver suspected of committing an offence on May 27.

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The cases were dealt with by South Northumbria Magistrates' Court in either Sunderland or South Shields, above.

Bin Zhang, 35, of Railway Terrace, Sunderland, received an absolute discharge and was ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs after admitting speeding on the A1 on March 27.

Raymond John Robert Smith, 25, of Lilac Square, Houghton, received three penalty points on his driving licence, was fined £40 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 in prosecution costs after he admitted careless driving and causing harassment, alarm or distress on October 19 last year.

Mark Anthony Hart, 31, of Galashiels Road, Grindon, Sunderland, was placed on a community order, fined £80 and ordered to pay a £90 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after admitting possessing cannabis on January 28.

Gary Connolly, 35, of Williams Terrace, Ryhope, Sunderland, received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a 21 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after he admitted two counts of possessing class B drugs on March 3.

Ivy Green Granton, 73, of Westheath Avenue, Hill View, Sunderland, received six penalty points on her driving licence, was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge after admitting obstructing a police officer and driving without a valid licence or insurance on January 15.

Alan Paul Lawson, 41, of Arklecrag, Albany, Washington, was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £50 prosecution costs after admitting driving without insurance on August 3 last year.

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