Latest results from Harrogate Magistrates Court
Below are the latest results listed from cases held at Harrogate Magistrates Court.
The following was heard at North Yorkshire Magistrates’ Court on February 18:
Gary William Bowes, 31, of Ripon Road, Killinghall, received an 18-month community order for shoplifting in Harrogate and skipping bail. Bowes stole vodka from the Co-op on Knaresborough Road on September 19 last year, then failed to turn up in court at the first time of asking. The community order includes an alcohol-treatment programme and a 20-day rehabilitation course. A separate order was made banning Bowes from entering the Co-op where the theft occurred. He was also ordered to pay the shop £13 compensation for the theft of the vodka. Bowes, who has previous convictions, failed to turn up in court on January 5.
The following were heard at North Yorkshire Magistrates’ Court on February 22:
Michele Bradley, 54, of Sykes Grange, Lofthouse Low Bridge to Low Sikes, was given a 28-month motoring ban after refusing a breath test at Harrogate Police Station following a suspected driving offence. Bradley, who was driving a BMW X1, was stopped on Low Wath Road, Pateley Bridge, on December 1, 2019. She was also handed a 12-month community order with 220 hours’ unpaid work. She was made to pay £560 costs and a statutory surcharge of £90.
Motorcyclist Neil Parson, 50, of Swain Court, Northallerton, had six points added to his licence and made to pay £620 costs for driving without due care and attention on Dishforth Road, Ripon. The offence occurred on June 21, 2019. Parson, who was riding a BMW motorbike, was also fined £165 and a statutory surcharge of £30.
The following were heard at North Yorkshire Magistrates’ Court on February 23:
Jake Cameron, 27, of Baldock, Hertfordshire, was given a three-year motoring ban for drug-driving in Harrogate. Cameron was stopped in Almsford Avenue on August 12, 2020. He was also fined £140 and ordered to pay £85 costs, as well as a £34 statutory surcharge.
Lowri Ellen Pratt, 21, of Mill Lane, Boroughbridge, received an 18-month motoring ban for drug-driving in Ripon. Pratt was driving a Nissan Micra when she was stopped in North Street on August 30, 2020. A drug test revealed she was over the specified limit for cannabis. She was fined £106 and ordered to pay £85 costs, as well as a statutory surcharge of £34. There was no separate penalty for having a defective, namely shredded, front tyre and a damaged front bumper which posed a danger of causing injury.
Joseph Sean McGrath, 25, of Hyde Park Road, Knaresborough, was handed a 12-month community order for using or threatening unlawful violence. The offence occurred at his address on July 16 last year. The order includes a 15-day rehabilitation programme. McGrath was fined £300 and ordered to pay £85 costs, as well as a victim surcharge of £95.
Adam Pratt, 19, was slapped with an 18-month motoring ban for drug-driving in Harrogate. He was over the specified limit for cocaine and cannabis after being stopped in Woodfield Road on August 16. Pratt, of Fairfax Avenue, Harrogate, pleaded guilty to the offences. The driving ban was for driving while over the specified cocaine limit. He was also fined £204 and ordered to pay £85 costs, along with a statutory surcharge of £34. There was no separate penalty for possessing 7g of cannabis or being over the specified limit for the same drug.
The following were heard at North Yorkshire Magistrates’ Court on February 24:
Roddy Brooks, 50, had three points added to his licence for speeding on the A1(M) at Ingmanthorpe, but there was no disqualification under the totting-up procedure due to mitigating circumstances. Brooks, of Woodside Avenue, Coventry, was driving a Mercedes which exceeded a 70mph limit on February 26, 2020. The father-of-three was not banned from driving after the court heard it would result in him losing his job. Brooks was fined £230 and ordered to pay £85 costs, along with a £32 statutory surcharge.
Stuart Anthony Archer, 49, of Avondale Road, Harrogate, was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £22 victim surcharge after stealing food and alcohol from the Morrisons supermarket in Plumpton Park. Archer stole goods worth £20.77 on February 9. The court made a collection order for the money to be deducted from his benefits. There was no separate penalty for failing to surrender to court on February 23.