Newcastle magistrates fine 22 people as city's litter crackdown continues; Newcastle City Council's Keep it Clean campaign sees litter cases come to court in a move designed to tidy up the city.
Byline: Tony Henderson A litter crackdown has seen a total of 22 people fined by magistrates. Newcastle magistrates dealt with the littering offences brought by Newcastle City Council as part of its Keep it Clean campaign. Fines ranged from [po...
UK Bribery Act – first conviction – a damp squib?
This post was also written by Emma Osborne. The first person to be charged under the new UK Bribery Act, a magistrates court clerk, was convicted by Southwark Crown Court on Friday, 14 October 2011. The court clerk, 22 year old Mr Munir Yakub Patel, was convicted under Section 2 of the Bribery Act for...... The first person to be charged under the new UK Bribery Act, a magistrates court clerk, was convicted by Southwark Crown Court on Friday, 14 October ...
Over the limit and behind the wheel: The drink drivers already convicted in 2020; A number of drunken motorists have already come before our courts in the first month of the decade.
.... South Tyneside Magistrates Court was told how she had been to the pub to meet a family member of a friend who had recently died when she decided do drive home, despite ...
UK Bribery Act – first prosecution
The first person to be charged under the new Bribery Act will be a magistrates court clerk who allegedly accepted £500 for fixing a motoring offence. The Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) has decided to prosecute Munir Yakub Patel who faces a charge under Section 2 of the Bribery Act for allegedly requesting and receiving a...... first person to be charged under the new Bribery Act will be a magistrates court clerk who allegedly accepted £500 for fixing a motoring offence. ...
Two men to appear in court in connection with stabbing in Walker; Edward David Wilson and Christopher Swindle are due before magistrates this morning.
Byline: Sophie Doughty Two men are due to appear in court in connection with a stabbing which left another man fighting for life. The incident happened at around 10am on Wednesday, outside a home on Chatsworth Gardens, in Walker, Newcastle. Edw...
FSA prosecutes meat cutting plant because of hygiene problems
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has prosecuted a red meat cutting plant due to food hygiene deficiencies. Asia Halal Meat Suppliers Ltd, based in Birmingham in the United Kingdom, was fined £14,666 (U.S. $19,200) plus costs of £4,794 (U.S. $6,300) after pleading guilty to food hygiene offenses at Birmingham Magistrates Court this past week. The FSA......) after pleading guilty to food hygiene offenses at Birmingham Magistrates Court this past week. The FSA filed the charges for failure to ensure ...
- Interpretation Act 1978
- Criminal Damage Act 1971
Extinction Rebellion trials and hearings this week (16-20 September).
... expected to attend plea hearings on Friday at City of London Magistrates Court . * Donations to Extinction Rebellion's Crowdjustice campaign have ...
Cannabis smoker taken to court - for lighting up 'in his own home'; The Fenham defendant's [pounds sterling]20 deal - which he claims eases his health woes - landed him before magistrates.
Byline: Ian Johnson A cannabis smoker was arrested for lighting up in "his own home". After buying a [pounds sterling]20 deal, Mmuianga Nono Kalewuka started smoking in Elliot House inNewcastle'sWest End. The Bentick Terrace venue offers accomm...
- Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Lauri Love: The Forum Bar Shows Its Mettle
On 5 February 2017, the UK High Court issued judgment in the case of Love v USA  EWHC 172 (Admin) (“the Judgment”). This was an appeal against the decision at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 16 September 2016.. On 5 February 2017, the UK High Court issued judgment in the case of Love v USA  EWHC 172 (Admin) (“the ...”). This was an appeal against the decision at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 16 September 2016. The case is significant as the first ...
- Family Law Act 1996
Extinction Rebellion Trials and Hearings this week (October 14th-18th).
... to be called for plea hearings on Friday at City of London Magistrates Court . * Plea hearings for those charged during the October Rebellion may ...
Court date for Sunderland's Adam Johnson accused of child sex offences is moved; Sunderland winger Adam Johnson to go before Peterlee magistrates next Monday as original date clashed with match.
Byline: Lindsey Sampson Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is to appear before a court on Monday to face sex offence charges. The 27-year-old Black Cats star will face three allegations of sexual activity with a child under 16 years old, plus one off...
Man in court charged with rape of 14-year-old girl in Ashington; Ryan Brody appeared briefly in the dock at South East Northumberland Magistrates' and was remanded in custody.
Byline: Sara Nichol A man has made his first appearance in court charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Northumberland. Ryan Brody is accused of attacking the teenager near Ashington Cricket Club, in Langwell Crescent, in the town, during the ...
How could they? 11 animal cruelty cases that have shocked the North East; WARNING: This article contains distressing photographs. Several neglect cases have been heard in our courts this year - here is a round up of the people who were prosecuted.
...The RSPCA said the horse could have suffered for up to seven days. . AtSouth Tyneside Magistrates' Court, Foot, 31, of Marley Crescent,Sunderland, was disqualified from owning, keeping or transporting any equine animal for five years. . In ...
Walker support worker who stole was disabled man will now be sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court; Mark Hearn fleeced more than [pounds sterling]5,000 from a vulnerable 40-year-old he was trusted to help care for in Wallsend, magistrates heard.
Byline: Sara Nichol A support worker who fleeced more than [pounds sterling]5,000 from the disabled man he was trusted to help care for has had his case sent to crown court. As previously reported in the Chronicle, Mark Hearn worked at Walking Wi...
- Magistrates' Courts Act 1980
- Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
- Magistrates' Courts Act 1952
11 North East drivers who have been banned from the roads in 2019; These motorists found themselves in the dock for offences ranging from dangerous driving and failing to stop for police to drink driving.
.... The defendants, from across the North East, were brought to court for offences ranging from dangerous driving and driving whilst .... South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court heard how the May 28 smash caused "fairly substantial damage" to ...
The cruellest of the cruel: These are some of the North East's callous animal abusers; A man who bit his own dog is among pet owners that shame the region and were taken to court by the RSPCA.
...Another was suffering from oral diseases. . As well being banning her from keeping pets, magistrates at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court ordered McVay to pay fines and costs of [pounds sterling]630 costs. . Newcastle woman banned from ...
- Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Act 2020
A deceitful gran, a Universal Credit fraudster and other shocking North East benefit cheats; Around [pounds sterling]2.3bn was overpaid due to fraud in 2018-19, according to the Department for Work and Pensions.
.... North Tyneside Magistrates' Courtheard Iredale made her claim when she was single and working ...