Drug driving, possessing open gas canisters and railway trespassing - the latest South Tyneside offences dealt with at court

Recent cases dealt with by magistrates include the following:
Recent cases dealt with by magistrates include the following:

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

Jonathan Thomas Murray, 44, of Stanhope Street, South Shields, pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order and criminal damage, on March 8, 2017. He was sentenced to 22 weeks’ imprisonment and was told to pay compensation of £200.

Andrew George Wilkie, 28, of Bedford Avenue, South Shields, pleaded guilty to driving a Renault Megane with a controlled drug over the prescribed limit, on High Street, Jarrow, on September 27, 2017. He was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 20 days’ rehabilitation activity requirement. He was also fined £200 and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £85 and costs of £85. He was disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 36 months.

Callum Anderson, 26, of Rede Avenue, Hebburn, pleaded guilty to riding a KTM off-road motorcycle on Wenlock Road, South Shields, on October 21, 2017, without due care and attention and without third-party insurance. He was fined £120 and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30 and costs of £85. He was disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for six months.

Stephen Michael Watson, 48, of Beach Road, South Shields, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a community protection notice, in that he was in possession of two open canisters of gas on November 11, 2017. He was fined £180 and was to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30 and costs of £85.

Paul Anthony Strong, 25, of Neville Road, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to trespassing in a tunnel of a railway company, namely Network Rail London North East & East Midlands, at East Boldon Metro Station on January 7. He was fined £180 and was told to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30 and costs of £85.