Doncaster court round-up

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

Here is our latest round-up of cases heard at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court.


- Two dog owners have been given community orders for failing to properly look after a pet bulldog.

Karan Fox, 38, and Kyle Fox, 20, both of Fiddlers Drive, Armthorpe, admitted not providing enough drinking water and failing to address the weight loss of their dog in March.

They must carry out unpaid community work and banned from owning an animal for five years.

- A man must complete unpaid community work for attacking another man in a bar.

Joshua Verhees, 24, of Mill Street, Armthorpe, admitted attacking his victim at Graffiti Bar on Silver Street on May 20.

He was handed a community order to do 180 hours of unpaid community work in the next 12 months.

Verhees was also made to pay £200 compensation.


A motorist who drove while disqualified has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Nathan Coates, 24, of Burton Terrace, Balby, admitted driving while banned and without insurance and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent on August 17. He also got an 18 month driving ban.

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- A woman was ordered to pay a fine after she breached the terms of her community order.

Casey McMahon, 35, of Cusworth House, St James Street, Doncaster, admitted breaking the terms of her curfew order in August, which had been imposed for an earlier unspecified offence.

She was ordered to pay a £37 fine by Doncaster magistrates.


- A woman was given a three month curfew order and made to pay costs for fiddling her benefits.

Melissa Taylor, 20, of Staveley Street, Edlington, admitted failing to declare her partner was working when claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in September 2012.

Along with the community order, she was made to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £50 court costs.


- A man was given a curfew order after he launched an attack on a woman.

Daniel Lawton, 22, of Oak Dene, Rossington, was found guilty of assaulting his victim on July 2 after initially denying the offence.

He was handed a six week curfew order and made to pay £200 court costs and £50 compensation.

A restraining order also bans him from contacting the victim.