Round-up from the magistrates’ court

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

Here is a round-up of some of the recent results from Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court in Bedlington.

○Jamie Christopher Pearce, from Alnwick, pleaded guilty to two thefts of rump steak, worth £30 each, from the Co-op, in Alnwick, on two separate days in March.

The 27-year-old, from Sycamore Avenue, was ordered to pay a total of £215, including a fine and compensation.

○ Andrew Michie, from Morpeth, was fined £526 for speeding.

Michie, 65, from Carinya, Fulbeck, pleaded guilty to driving 72mph along a 40mph zone on the A1 between the Clifton and Fair Moor interchange.

His received six penalty points and was also ordered to pay £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

○ An Ashington man pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

John Paul Stansfield failed to protect a West Highland Terrier from pain, suffering and disease, between July 20 and October 20 last year.

Stansfield, from Avebury Place, was ordered to pay £601 costs and £512 compensation. He was also given £70 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and cannot own, keep or deal with dogs for three years.

○ David William Lyall, of Weardale Avenue, Blyth, has been ordered to pay £2,640 for non-payment of council tax.

○ Jennifer Lynn, from Chestnut Street, Ashington, has been fined for dropping a cigarette.

She pleaded guilty to the offence, which happened on December 5 last year along Station Road in Ashington.

The 49-year-old was fined £40 and made to pay £55 in costs and a victim surcharge.