Resisting police, possessing heroin and unlawfully carrying a hammer - a round up of South Shields court cases

The following cases have been dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court:

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 6:00 am

Anthony Michael Spurgatis, 37, of no fixed address, received a six-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £50 compensation after admitting causing criminal damage, failing to comply with an order to leave South Shields town centre and using threatening words or behaviour on July 17.

Jordan Harry Swinburn, 22, of Richardson Avenue, South Shields, was fined £80 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after admitting causing criminal damage and resisting a police officer in the course of their duty on May 6.

Stuart Millward, 38, of Temple Green, South Shields, must complete 60 hours unpaid work as part of a community order, pay £160 compensation, a £94 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after admitting causing criminal damage to windows on July 30 and August 15.

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

Claire Withers, 46, of Nevinson Avenue, South Shields, must undergo alcohol treatment as part of a community order, was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £94 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after admitting unlawfully possessing a hammer on April 30.

Gareth Roberts, 41, of Sycamore Drive, South Shields, was fined £120 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs after admitting possessing heroin on October 18, 2018.

Jordan Dixon, 26, of Thornhope Close, Washington, received a six-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £50 compensation after admitting resisting a police officer in the course of their duty on South Tyneside on June 1.

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