Court round-up

Scales of Justice
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THE following people appeared at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court charged with the following offences.

WOODLANDS: A purse thief has bagged herself 60 hours unpaid work and compensation charges. Samantha Dawn Gartside, 22, of The Crescent, admitted taking a woman’s handbag and contents - worth £500 - and obstructing a policeman on March 14. She must carry out unpaid work, take part in a 19-day supervision programme, and was ordered to pay £150 in compensation.

ROSSINGTON: Stephen Taylor received a tasty punishment after stealing meat from a supermarket. The 36-year-old from Shuttle Close in the former mining village, pleaded guilty to swiping £30 worth of meat from the shelves of The Co-Operative store on March 3. He was fined £100, ordered to pay £30 in compensation and £100 costs.

WHEATLEY: A 29-year-old will be on the soft drinks in town after getting a six-month booze ban. Stephen Alan Roy Ardron, of Winchester Avenue, admitted being drunk and disorderly in the town centre’s Priory Walk on March 18. His ban prevents him from entering pubs and clubs in the centre during a six month period. Ardron was also fined £145 and ordered to pay costs totalling £100.

BALBY: Richard Alexander Brookes had to deal with a £180 fine after being caught with Class B drugs. The 44-year-old, of Belmont Avenue, pleaded guilty to having a quantity of amphetamine in his possession on March 19. As well as the fine, Brookes was ordered to pay £100 in costs.