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.