Failure to pay child support, assault and theft: The latest Sunderland and South Tyneside cases to be heard by magistrates

Peter John Henderson, 47, of Victoria Street, Hebburn, was jailed for 42 days for non-payment of £2,312.13 in child support.

Sunday, 3rd November 2019, 1:08 pm
Latest cases from Sunderland and South Tyneside to be heard by magistrates

The South Tyneside magistrates’ bench found that other methods of getting the payments had proved unsuccessful for a year.

The following cases have been dealt with by justices at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court:

Alan Thomas Dunlop, 33, of Argyle Square, Sunderland, was jailed for 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and given a four-week curfew, after admitting stealing a mobile phone and a photograph. He was ordered to pay £300 in compensation.

The cases were dealt with in South Shields at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

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Adam Smith 28, of Richmond Road, South Shields, was jailed for 12 weeks for assault. He was also made the subject of a restraining order and told to pay £250 in compensation.

Peter John Henderson, 47, of Victoria Street, Hebburn, was jailed for 42 days for non-payment of £2312.13 in child support. The magistrates’ bench found other methods of getting the payments had proved unsuccessful for a year.

Ellie Jefferson, 20, of Esplanade West, Sunderland, admitted breaching a community order. The order was varied to include rehabilitation activities and she was ordered to pay £100 costs.

Christopher Alan James, 26, of Alder Close, Hetton, was jailed for 14 weeks after he admitted breaching a suspended sentence order.

Martin Miller, 27, of Clydesdale Street, Hetton, was given a two-year conditional discharge after admitting two charges of assault. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £21 surcharge.