Stalking, damaging a bus and assaulting nurses: The latest cases heard in court round-up

The following cases were heard at Sunderland or South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court:

South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Gavin Mason, 31, of Norton Road, Sunderland, and Toni Roke, 31, of Faber Road, Sunderland, were both charged with jointly causing criminal damage to a bus door and pleaded guilty. They were both given a 12-month community order and told to pay £200 each in compensation. They were ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 surcharge each.

Neal McLellan, 30, of Sheridan Road, South Shields, admitted driving with excess alcohol. He was given a 12-month community order and banned from driving for 44 months. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £90.

Waseem Shaukat Chaudry, 49, of St Vincent Street, South Shields, admitted two charges of assaulting psychiatric nurses. He was given an 18-month community order and told to pay compensation of £100.

John Robert Buscall, 30, of Willoughby Grove, Peterlee, pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage. He was given an 18-month community order and made subject to a 12-month restraining order. He was told to pay £120 compensation, costs of £85 and a surcharge of £90.

Martin James Steele, 33, of Blenheim Walk, South Shields pleaded guilty to a charge of stalking. He was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £21 victim surcharge.

George Brook, 47, of Glenhirst Terrace, Murton, was given an absolute discharge after admitting a charge of failing to comply with an anti-social behaviour order.

Sonya Neil, 54, of Canon Cockin Street, Sunderland, admitted a charge of theft. She was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £21 surcharge.