Drink driving, criminal damage and possessing knuckle dusters - a round up of South Shields court cases

The following South Shields cases have been heard at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court:

Kevin Greenfield, 52, of Hardy Avenue, Biddick Hall, was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after admitting driving while disqualified and without insurance on March 12.

David Kirsop, 34, of Hatfield Square, was placed on an 8pm-8am curfew as part of a community order and was ordered to pay a £95 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting unlawfully possessing an extendable baton and a knuckle duster on June 12.

Gary Lee Tiffin, 28, of Colman Avenue, received an 18-week suspended jail term after admitting two assaults on December 8 last year.

The cases were heard at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

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Tyler Michael Clifford, 24, of Honeysuckle Avenue, was banned from driving for 28 months, placed on a 7pm-7am curfew as part of a community order and ordered to pay a £70 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting drug driving, failing to stop for police, driving without insurance and driving without a valid licence on December 5 last year.

David Anthony Tate, 27, of East Close, was fined £162 and ordered to pay £700 compensation, a £30 victim surcharge and £320 costs after admitting causing £700 of criminal damage to two cars on February 10.

Billy McAthey, 21, of Freemantle Road, was banned from driving for 36 months, ordered to complete 80 hours unpaid work as part of a community order and to pay a £95 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting drink driving and driving without insurance on August 19.

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