Dropping cigarettes and A19 speeding fines - a round up of recent South Shields court cases

The following cases from the South Shields area were dealt with recently at the town’s South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court:

Julie Branning, 44, of Hedworth Lane, Jarrow, was fined £60 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after she admitting breaching the Environmental Protection Act by discarding a cigarette in Sunderland city centre on October 14 last year.

Paul Limbet Kennedy, 34, of Beach Road, South Shields, received an eight-week jail term, which was suspended for 12 months, was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting two counts of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour on September 19.

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Mark Ditchburn, 46, of Bewicke Road, Wallsend, was placed on a 10-day electronic curfew as part of a community order after he admitted harassing a man in Whitburn between March 5-19.

Two more motorists have been fined and received penalty points after exceeding temporary 40 miles per hour limits in the ongoing Testo's Roundabout roadworks.Two more motorists have been fined and received penalty points after exceeding temporary 40 miles per hour limits in the ongoing Testo's Roundabout roadworks.
Two more motorists have been fined and received penalty points after exceeding temporary 40 miles per hour limits in the ongoing Testo's Roundabout roadworks.

Alan Hall, 52, of Christon Way, Gateshead, was banned from driving for six months under the totting up process, fined £287 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs after he admitted speeding through the 40 miles per hour A19 Testo’s Roundabout roadworks at 51 miles per hour on October 24 last year.

Josh Tate, 30, of Cedar Grove, South Shields, must complete 60 hours of unpaid work as part of a community order after admitting possessing indecent photographs of children on February 18.

Sam Evans, 68, of Canterbury Way, Jarrow, was banned from driving for two years, must complete 120 hours of unpaid work as part of a community and was ordered to pay a £95 victim surcharge and £85 costs after admitting failing to provide a specimen of breath when required to do so on August 3.

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Keelan Shaun Buckham, 25, of Dean Road, South Shields, received three penalty points on his driving licence, was fined £46 and ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs admitting speeding through the 40 miles per hour A19 Testo’s Roundabout roadworks at 53 miles per hour on October 25 last year.

The cases were dealt with in South Shields at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.The cases were dealt with in South Shields at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
The cases were dealt with in South Shields at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
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