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By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 14, 2013

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THE FOLLOWING CASES HAVE APPEARED BEFORE NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE MAGISTRATES’ COURT, NEWCASTLE

Brian Steven Scragg of 9 Weaver Close, Cheadle, aged 38 has been charged with stealing a single axle trailer and contents worth £850 in Uttoxeter between June 11 and June 14, which belonged to Kevin Harbour. He has also been charged with stealing a twin axle trailer and contents worth £2,000 between June 11 and June 14 which also belonged to Kevin Harbour. He is due to appear in Newcastle Under Lyme Magistrates’ Court on September 3.

Lee Thomas Brassington of 42 Mackenzie Crescent, Cheadle, aged 24, has been charged with damaging a Renault Laguna on June 15 to the value of £300 which belonged to Joanne Moult. He will appear at Newcastle Under Lyme Magistrates’ Court. Also on June 15, he has been charged with damaging a double glazed window which was the property of Jason Downhan.

Adrian Paul Smith of 38 Dilhorne Road, Forsbrook, aged 26, was charged with being drunk and having disorderly drunken behaviour on July 6 in Fenton. He was discharged conditionally for 12 months and had to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. He pleaded guilty which was taken into account when imposing a sentence.

Leanne Dukes, of 14 Mount Road, Blythe Bridge, aged 33 was charged with failing to notify the local authority, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. to tell them of a changed circumstance when knowing it would affect her entitlement to Housing and Council Tax Benefit, saying that she was living together in the same household as Alan Dukes as a married couple between 19 July and September 23 2012. She was given a warrant for arrest without bail. Between July 19 and September 17 2012 in Stoke on Trent, she failed to promptly notify the Department for Work and Pensions for her change of circumstances which would affect her entitlement to Income Support. For this, she was also given a warrant for her arrest without bail.

Miranda Marie Webb, of 36 Willow Drive, Cheddleton, aged 32 drove a motor vehicle, a Land Rover Freelander, on June 13 on Macclesfield Road after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in her breath, 104 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, and exceeded the prescribed limit. She pleaded guilty and a community order was made along with the order to pay a victim surcharge, to pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and she was banned from holding or obtaining a licence for 24 months. Also, on June 12 in Leek, she was found drunk in a highway, Macclesfield Road while being in the charge of a seven-year-old child. She pleaded guilty to this and this was taking into account when imposing a sentence, she had to pay £5 per week commencing August 15.

Matthew Thomas William Jukes, of 59 Cheadle Road, Tean, aged 29 stole five pairs of jeans and a coat to the value of £419 from Debenhams at Hanley. He pleased guilty and was discharged conditionally for 12 months and it was ordered that the amount would be deducted from benefits. As well as this, he also had to pay a victim surcharge and had to pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Benjamin William Lewis, of Abbey Green Road, Leek, aged 25, being a relevant offender within the terms of section 80 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 failed to comply without reasonable excuse to the notification requirements as provided by Part 2 of the Act in that and failed to sign on on two consecutive Wednesdays. He pleaded guilty and was fined £125 and had to pay a victim surcharge along with more costs to pay to the Crown Prosecution Court.

Arran Lea Brindley, of 31 Well Street, Cheadle, aged 40 has been charged with assaulting Margaret Cartlidge on July 7 and causing her bodily harm. He pleaded not guilty and is to be sent for trial to Stoke on Trent Crown Court on October 28. He is not allowed any contact with Margaret Cartlidge directly or indirectly except by legal means.

Cyril Millward, of 44 Fairview Road, in Leek, Staffordshire, aged 64. has been charged with a view of obtaining a benefit or other payment not stated, under relevant social security legislation made a statement or representation to the Department for Work and Pensions, which they knew was false, by giving incomplete information regarding the capital or their telephone benefit application and failing to declare the true extent of the capital. This was on March 27 at Stoke on Trent. He pleaded guilty to this and was a community order was made, stating that he must carry out 40 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He also had to pay a victim surcharge, along with fees to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Michael Kenneth Brown, of Windsor Drive, Leek, aged 43, has been charged with stealing cash to the value of £782.57 between October 1 and November 1 which belonged to Haregate Residents’ Association. He pleaded guilty and was committed to prison for 12 weeks and suspended for 24 months. He must carry out 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months as a requirement.

Adam William Smith, of 47B St Edward’s Street, Leek, aged 26, has been charged with stealing a quantity of cheese to the value of £18.04 belonging to Co-Op Stores. His previous plea was not guilty, however it was changed to guilty. He was committed to prison for four weeks forthwith and the overall length of his sentence was 20 weeks. On May 27 at Leek, he stole metal objects to the value of £60 belonging to Alice Tosh and was committed to prison for four weeks forthwith consecutive to offence of theft on May 7. Furthermore, on May 27 he was caught in the possession of the class B controlled drug of cannabis and he pleaded guilty to this and the drugs were to be forfeited and destroyed. Another of his offences included him stealing meat from the Co-Op store at Leek and was committed to prison for a consecutive four weeks.

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