Stalking, damaging a police vehicle, and assault: The latest cases of defendants from Sunderland and South Tyneside

The following cases were heard at Sunderland and South Tyneside Magistrates’ Courts:

Monday, 13th January 2020, 10:31 am

Duane Burney, 34, of Wordsworth Avenue, Houghton, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage. He was jailed for eight weeks, suspended for 18 months, and made the subject of a five-year restraining order. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £121 surcharge.

Peter Marshall, 40, of Hillcrest, Esh Village, pleaded guilty to stalking a woman in Hetton. He was given a 20-week jail sentence, suspended for 18 months, and made subject of a five-year restraining order. He was ordered to pay £300 in compensation, £250 costs and a surcharge of £121.

Stephen McCabe, 33, of Flodden Road, Sunderland, was given a six-month conditional discharge after admitting criminal damage to a police vehicle. He was ordered to pay £50 compensation.

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James Murray, 29, of Titchfield Road, Biddick, Washington, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, without insurance and without a licence. He was fined £250 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a surcharge of £32. He was also banned from driving for 12 months.

Sophie Ross, 23, of Benfleet Avenue, Town End Farm, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to criminal damage. She was ordered to pay compensation of £150.

Sandra Douglas, 54, of Beechwood Crescent, Southwick, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. She was given a 12-month community order and told to pay £85 costs and a £90 surcharge. She was banned from driving for 26 months.

Samantha Jane Sayers, 26, of Brady Street, Pallion, Sunderland, was given a nine-month conditional discharge. She pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods and six charges of fraud by falsely using a bank card. She was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 surcharge.

Lewis Britton, 29, of Proctor Square, Sunderland, was fined £40 after pleading guilty to a charge of criminal damage. He was ordered to pay £60 compensation and a £32 surcharge. He was also made subject of a restraining order for 12 months.

Michael David Lines, 40, of Alverthorpe Street, South Shields, was fined £40 after he admitted speeding. He was given three penalty points and ordered to pay £88 costs and a £30 surcharge.

Craig Potts, 45, of Eden Walk, Jarrow, was fined £123 after he admitted owning an unlicensed vehicle. He was ordered to pay £70 back duty and £85 costs.

Lee Patrick Bowdon, 45, of High Street East, Sunderland, was given a 12-month conditional discharge after a charge of threatening behaviour was proven in his absence. He was fined £50 and ordered to pay a £32 surcharge after he admitted failing to surrender to custody.

Philip Smith, 59, of Sunderland Road, South Shields, was found guilty of speeding. He was fined £184 and ordered to pay £200 costs and a £30 surcharge. He was also given three penalty points.

Robert James Tullick, 29, of Byron Terrace, Seaham, was given a two-year community order with 270 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to assault. He was also placed on a restraining order and ordered to pay £200 costs and a £90 surcharge.