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

ADWICK-LE-STREET: A teenage thug has avoided custody for an unprovoked assault in which his victim’s head was stamped on.

Daniel Johnston received 18 weeks custody suspended for 12 months, a nine week 10pm to 6am curfew and 80 hours of unpaid work following the attack on Nicholas Benn.

Johnston, 19, of Park View, pleaded guilty to assault following the St George’s Day altercation.

He was also ordered to pay £150 compensation to his victim who suffered scratching and bruising.

ASKERN: A lout who armed himself with a weapon and threatened a man has been jailed.

Magistrates locked up Nathan Halls, 22, for eight weeks following the serious incident of public disorder on March 24.

Halls, of Instone Terrace, admitted an offence under the Public Order Act after threatening Usman Jahngeer.

A charge that Halls smashed the windscreen Mr Jahngeer’s Ford Focus, which he denied, was dismissed after no evidence was offered.

THORNE: Magistrates have tagged a man for his role in handling stolen lead.

Adrian Poskitt, 35, must remain at his home in St Nicholas Mews between 8pm and 5am for four weeks after he admitted an offence under the Theft Act.

It comes after £4,000 worth of metal was stolen from Chevin Housing on May 6.

DUNSCROFT: An elevator thief will be giving a lift to the community by carrying out unpaid work.

Ricky Brown denied stealing a de-watering system and an elevator belonging to Michael Harris on September 3 but was found guilty of theft by magistrates.

The 24-year-old of York Road must carry out 150 hours community service, pay £50 compensation to Mr Harris and £220 costs.

ROSSINGTON: Using threatening behaviour has ended with a man having to comply with an eight week curfew.

William Thorndyke pleaded guilty to an offence under the Public Order Act following a disturbance involving Samantha Kitchen on March 23.

The 27-year-old received an order preventing him from venturing out between 8pm and 8am.

HYDE PARK: A drug addict has been locked up after stealing earrings days after receiving a suspended sentence.

Bevan Hull pinched Julie Needham’s belongings on April 10 to feed his drug habit. The 34-year-old of Carr House Road has received the suspended sentence on March 29 for theft.

He was jailed for 16 weeks.

BALBY: Magistrates have ordered a meat thief to undergo six months of drugs rehabilitation.

Richard Hurn, 36, of Earlesmere Avenue, pleaded guilty to shoplifting after stealing nearly £30 worth of goods from Marks and Spencer on May 25. He was also ordered to pay £30 costs.