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:

Saturday, 9th November 2019, 8:00 am
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.

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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.