Assaulting police and stealing bikes - a round up of latest South Tyneside court cases

The following cases were dealt with by South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court recently:

Mark Reynolds, 49, of Vine Street, South Shields, was ordered to pay £495 compensation after he admitted the theft of a bicycle on August 14, the attempted theft of a bicycle on August 15, the attempted possession of valium on August 15 and going equipped for theft on August 15.

Christopher Kane, 24, of Boldon Lane, South Shields, was ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work as part of a community order and to pay £300 compensation, a £94 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after admitting committing assault on May 13 and criminal damage on May 14.

Paul James Raper, 49, of Gilbert Street, South Shields, received a 17-week jail term, which was suspended for two years, and was ordered to pay £310 compensation, an £128 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting assault and criminal damage on June 7.

These cases from the South Shields area were heard at South Northumbria Magistrates' Court, which sits at South Shields, above, and Sunderland.

Scott Cook, 34, of Firbanks, Jarrow, received a six-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting possessing cannabis on December 10, 2018.

Trevor Mitchell, 67, of Bamburgh Grove, South Shields, was fined £193 and ordered to pay £50 compensation, a £34 victim surcharge and £50 costs after admitting assaulting a police officer on August 20.

Michael Irving Nattrass Fox, 43, of Australia Tower, Brockley Whins, was ordered to pay £54 compensation and a £22 victim surcharge after admitting stealing £54 of diffusers from Next, in South Shields, on August 22.

Kerry Woods, 39, of Usway Close, Hebburn, was banned from driving for six months, placed on a community order, fined £325 and ordered to pay a £94 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting being in charge of a vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit on May 19.

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