Court Round-Up: Bra theft, drink-driving and racially aggravated assault among Sunderland cases

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The following cases have been dealt with at South Northumbria Magistrates' Court.

Maxine Lowe, 38, of Hastings Street, Hendon, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing a quantity of bras to the value of £18, from Poundland, on October 28, 2017. She was sentenced to a community order for 18 months and was banned from Poundland, Debenhams and The Range. She was also told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £85.

Lee Craggs, 61, of Ravensworth Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated common assault, on June 12, 2017. He was told to pay compensation of £100 and costs of £250.

Paul Michael Kane, 27, of East Boldon Road, Cleadon, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath, having been suspected of driving a a vehicle in Boldon, on December 4, 2017. He was fined £200 and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £20 and costs of £150. He was disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 28 days.

Michael Sayers, 27, of Torquay Road, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to damaging a car to the value of £500 He was told to pay compensation of £125. A restraining order was made.

Gary Ellis Fleming, 39, of HMP Durham, pleaded guilty to driving a Seat Leon in Washington on August 8, 2017, whilst unfit through drugs. He was discharged absolutely and was disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for three years, with 20 days' rehabilitation activity requirement and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £85.

Kevin Steven Belton, 30, of Padgate Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing fuel to the value of £56.93 belonging to Number One Filling Station, on September 19, 2017. He was committed to prison for 14 week,s suspended for 18 months and was told to pay compensation of £56.93, a surcharge to fund victim services of £115 and costs of £85.