Drug driving, assault and cocaine possession - a round up of the latest Sunderland court cases

The following cases from the Sunderland area have all been dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court recently.

Sunday, 30th August 2020, 7:00 am

Darren Kay, 25, of The Oval, Ouston, near Chester-le-Street, was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £80 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after admitting drug driving in Fence Houses on April 10.

Daniel Reece Fletcher, 28, of Elizabeth Street, Sunderland, received a six-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £21 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting failing to disclose criminal convictions while obtaining motor insurance on March 6.

Joseph Brannigan, 30, of Southend Road, Springwell, Sunderland, received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £22 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting using threatening or abusive words or behaviour on June 13.

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The cases were heard at South Tyneside Law Courts. Picture by FRANK REID.

Angela Ganley, 40, of Beechbrooke, Ryhope, Sunderland, was banned fro driving for 18 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting drink driving on May 8.

James Armstrong Shipley, 32, of Halstead Square, Sunderland, was fined £90 and ordered to pay £40 compensation, a £30 victim surcharge and £150 costs after admitting committing assault on May 26. A restraining order was also made forbidding him from contacting his victim for 12 months.

Erica Rachael Purvis, 28, of Athol Road, Hendon, Sunderland, received a 12-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £22 victim surcharge after admitting possessing cocaine on May 6.

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