Latest results from the courts

The magistrates' court in Bedlington.
The magistrates' court in Bedlington.

The latest results from Mid and South-east Northumberland Magistrates’ Court, in Bedlington.

An Ashington man has been fined for possessing heroin.

News from the courts.

News from the courts.

Carl Brian Edward Anderson, 42, of Hawthorn Road, admitted the February 8 offence.

As well as the fine, he must pay £115 in court costs. The drugs were forfeited and destroyed.

○ An Ellington woman has pleaded guilty to causing harassment, alarm or distress.

Karen Marie Lycett, 59, of Beech Drive, admitted the offence against Rosayne Coxon on October 19 last year. She was ordered to pay a total of £235, including a £120 fine.

○ A man has been sentenced for purchasing or trying to buy items with a stolen bank card.

John William Hunstone, 39, of Broomlee, Ashington, pleaded guilty to fraud, after trying his luck at numerous Ashington shops on November 17 last year. He used the stolen bank card to buy £46-worth of items and attempted to buy a further £75 of goods.

He has been fined £120 and ordered to pay £75 compensation.

○ A Blyth man must complete 200 hours of unpaid work within the next year after stealing jewellery worth £800.

Steve Karl Thorne, 24, of Wansbeck Avenue, pleaded guilty to pinching a gold ring, belonging to Wendy Graham, in November last year.

As well as the unpaid-work requirement, Thorne was ordered to pay £85 to fund victim services.

○ A Blyth man has been fined for an outraging public decency offence.

Lee James Parmley, of Waterloo Road, Blyth, pleaded guilty to acting in an indecent manner at North Seaton Road, Ashington, on August 25 last year.

He also admitted possessing a quantity of amphetamine, which is a Class B drug, on the same day.

He was fined £80 for each offence and needs to pay £115 in court costs.

○ Peter Maguire, 59, and of no fixed abode, has been fined £40, after he pleaded guilty to using threatening/abusive words/behaviour in Bedlington earlier this month. He also needs to pay £70 in court costs.