SEVERAL people from Leigh, Atherton and Hindley were sentenced in a busy day at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday...
A MAN was given a 14-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months after admitting assaulting a disabled woman in Leigh.
Court lists show Donald Ridley, of Abbey Lane, was intoxicated as he followed his victim out of a club and into a car park on July 27 before deliberately pushing her over in a 'malicious assault'.
The woman sustained an injury to her head.
The incident was captured on CCTV.
Ridley, 23, pleaded guilty to the assault.
As well as being handed the suspended prison sentence he was ordered to pay £250 compensation and £150 court costs.
A PROLIFIC shoplifter was sent to a young offenders' institution for six months after pleading guilty to stealing more than £500 worth of items from three supermarkets.
Jack Mountford, of Wigan Road, Atherton, admitted shoplifting from Tesco in Atherton on Tuesday, Asda in Leigh on March 7, Sainsbury's in Leigh on February 19 and Asda in Golborne on February 2.
Court lists show the 21-year-old made threats to security staff at two of the stores and that he offended while on post-sentence supervision.
Mountford was ordered to pay an £115 victim services surcharge.
A MAN will appear before Bolton Crown Court on April 12 after being accused of carrying a meat cleaver in a public place in Atherton and possessing cocaine.
Christopher Harrison, 29, of Devonshire Road, appeared before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court in relation to the offences allegedly committed on March 4.
A MAN admitted threatening to set a woman's house on fire and possessing an amphetamine.
Terry Lavin of Liverpool Road, Hindley, pleaded guilty to making the arson threat and possessing the class B drug on November 24.
The 38-year-old was handed a community order and has to adhere to a two-month curfew with electronic monitoring and an alcohol treatment requirement.
Lavin was also ordered to pay an £85 victim services surcharge and £85 court costs.
A WOMAN admitted stealing an unknown quantity of cash from four women over the course of two years.
Margaret Barton, of Brookland Avenue, Hindley, pleaded guilty to the offences which took place between July 3, 2014, and June 15, 2016.
The 58-year-old will be sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on April 12.
A MAN from Leigh admitted stealing meat worth £113.45 from a supermarket.
Shaun Cleworth, of Timperley Lane, pleaded guilty to shoplifting offences committed at Tesco in Leigh on two consecutive days.
Magistrates handed the 31-year-old a community order.
Cleworth has to adhere to a month-long curfew requirement with electronic monitoring and was ordered to pay £60.50 compensation, an £85 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.
A MAN was given a community order after admitting threatening two women with violence.
Lawrence McFerran, of Chaucer Grove, Leigh, pleaded guilty to committing the offence on December 5.
The 38-year-old was given a six-week curfew requirement with electronic monitoring and ordered to pay an £85 victim services surcharge and £250 court costs.
A MAN admitted failing to provide a breath test and driving without insurance after being stopped by police who suspected him to be drink-driving.
Marian Kelemen of Glebe Street, Leigh, was given a community order.
The 36-year-old has to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay a victim services charge of £85 and court costs of £85.
Keleman was also disqualified from holding a driving licence for 30 months.
A MAN admitted causing two women harassment, alarm or distress through threatening, abusive or insulting words or disorderly behaviour.
Lee Leyland, of Stout Street, Leigh, pleaded guilty to the offences committed on February 26.
The 33-year-old was given a community order and has to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
Leyland was also ordered to pay £200 compensation, an £85 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.