Court round-up

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The following people appeared at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court charged with the following offences.

BALBY: A man was hit with a hefty fine after being caught with a Class B drug. Richard Alexander Brookes, 44, of Belmont Avenue, pleaded guilty to having a quantity of amphetamine in his possession on March 19. Brookes was fined £180 and ordered to pay £100 in costs.

DONCASTER: A young man had a sobering experience when he was given a lengthy boozing ban for being drunk in public. Aaron Bridges, 22, of Thorne Road, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Village Street, Adwick-le-Street, on March 10. He received a drink banning order until next March, was fined £50 with £100 costs.

ROSSINGTON: Magistrates served up a tasty punishment for a meat thief. Stephen Taylor, 36, of Shuttle Close, admitted stealing £30 worth of meat from the Co-op on March 3. Taylor received a £100 fine and was ordered to pay £30 in compensation and costs of £100.

WOODLANDS: A 22-YEAR-OLD will have to complete 60 hours unpaid work after admitting stealing a woman’s handbag. Samantha Dawn Gartside, of The Crescent, took the purse and its contents worth £500 from a woman on March 14. Gartside, who pleaded guilty to the offence and also to obstructing a police officer on the same day, received a community order whereby she must complete a 19-day ‘Thinking Skills’ programme and carry out her unpaid work. Gartside was also ordered to pay compensation of £150 to her victim.