Drugs, assault and abusive 999 calls - a round up of Sunderland court cases

The following cases from the Sunderland area were dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court:

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 7:00 am

Jonathan McVaigh, 38, of Gill Crescent, Fence Houses, was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after he admitted committing assault, causing criminal damage to a back gate and possessing amphetamines on April 19.

Gary Thomas Robins, 30, of Hillingdon Grove, Hasting Hill, Sunderland, was ordered to complete 80 hours unpaid work as part of a community order, pay £100 compensation and £300 costs after he admitted committing assault on October 26 last year.

Curtis Lawton, 21, of High Street East Sunderland, was placed on a community order, fined £80 and ordered to pay £350 compensation after admitting two counts of causing criminal damage on August 30 and two charges of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour on August 30.

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These Sunderland cases were dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Ryan Patrick James Callaghan, 39, of Galashiels Square, Sunderland, was fined £600 and ordered to pay a £50 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting attempted possession of LSD tablets and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour on July 24.

Anakin Lou Hepworth, 19, of Charles Street, Easington Colliery, was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting driving without a valid licence and insurance in Sunderland on August 6.

Dexter Albion Noel Ferguson, 44, of Tower Street, Hendon, Sunderland, was placed on a community order and ordered to pay a £95 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting making an abusive telephone call to the emergency services on July 5.

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