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Round up from Lincolnshire’s Magistrates Courts

Liam Bradshaw, of King Street, Market Rasen, has been sentenced for an offence under the Environmental Protection Act, Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard on May 25.

The court was told how Bradshaw dropped a cigarette and left it in High Street, Lincoln.

The incident happened on February 1.

Bradshaw has been fined £220.

He has been ordered to pay a £22 victim surcharge and £100 costs.

The case was proved by magistrates in Bradshaw’s absence from court.

Bradshaw had not entered a plea.

Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes, 20, of Willingham Road, Market Rasen, has been sentenced for drink driving, Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard on May 26.

The court was told how Barnes pleaded guilty to driving an Access Quad bike when he was more than one-and-a-half times over the legal limit.

A test showed Barnes had 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the court heard.

The court was told how the incident happened on the A631 Main Road at North Willingham on March 26.

Barnes has been banned from driving for 17 months, the court was told.

And he has been fined £125.

He has been ordered to pay £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £20 victim surcharge, the court heard.

Thomas Flint

Thomas Flint, 21, of South View, East Barkwith, has been sentenced after he pleaded guilty to a public order offence and a charge under the Criminal Justice Act, Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard on May 26.

The court was told how Flint admitted assaulting a man by beating him in Lincoln on March 26.

He was fined £315 and ordered to pay £42 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £31 victim surcharge, the court was told.

And the court heard how Flint admitted using threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour with intent to cause fear of/provoke unlawful violence.

This offence also happened in Lincoln on March 26.

He was given no separate penalty for this charge, the court was told.

Helen Young

Helen Young, 33, of Chapman Street, Market Rasen, has been sentenced for an offence under the Vagrancy Act, Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard on May 27.

The court was told how Young has been found guilty of begging.

The incident happened in Wigford Way, Lincoln, the court heard.

And the offence happened on February 3.

Young had pleaded not guilty to the charge.

But she was found guilty by magistrates folllowing a trial.

Young has been fined £50, the court was told.

Alfie Monahan

Alfie Monahan, 23, of O’Hanlan Avenue, Brigg, has been given a four-week prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to a public order offence, Grimsby Magistrates’ Court heard on May 31.

The court was told how Monahan admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause two women to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against them.

The incident happened in Grimsby on March 16.

The court heard how Monahan had originally denied the charge at a previous hearing but changed his plea when he appeared in the dock on May 31.

The court was told Monahan had be been handed a prison sentence because the crime was a ‘serious’ offence and ‘very unpleasant’ incident, involving producing a knife when housing officers were present.

Monahan has been ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge, the court was told.

Luke Frith

Luke Frith, 28, of Hunts Lane, Hibaldstow, has admitted failing to comply with the requirements of a suspended sentence order, Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court has been told.

The court heard how Frith violated his electronic monitoring requirement by being absent from an address for two full curfew periods.

Frith has been given a two-week curfew with electronic monitoring.

And he has been ordered to pay £40 costs.

Martin McHale

Martin McHale, 45, of Maysfield Court, Hibaldstow, has pleaded guilty to being knowingly concerned with the fraudulent evasion of VAT.

He was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work when he appeared at Grimsby Crown Court on June 7.

An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) discovered that following the voluntary deregistration for VAT by Brigg-based KissIT Training Limited (where McHale was the main worker) in February 2013, the company continued to trade.

Between February 2013 and June 2014, KissIT Training Limited charged its clients a total of £10,596.44 VAT. None of this VAT was accounted for via VAT Returns and the amount was kept by the company.