Harrogate Magistrates Court: weekly round-up

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on January 4:

Maximillian Robin Melville, 37, of Christ Church Oval, Harrogate, was fined £805 for driving while unfit through drugs. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £620, and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Graham William Bradbourne, 48, of Hookstone Wood Road, Harrogate, was ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work for assault by beating at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate on November 1. He was ordered to pay compensation of £100 and costs of £85. The charge was brought jointly with Paul Anthony Blythe, 32, of Denby Dale Road West, Calder Grove, Wakefield, who was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and pay compensation of £100.

Amy Brown, 21, of 7 Manor Drive, Knaresborough, was fined £300 for driving without insurance. She was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85, and eight points were added to her licence. No separate penalty was imposed for driving without a licence.

Vaughan Ellis, 33, of no fixed address, was fined £110 for assault by beating. He was ordered to pay compensation of £100, a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.

Jo Frazer, 44, of Stockwell Drive, Knaresborough, was fined £100 for driving while under the influence of drugs. She was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 nd costs of £85, and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Daniel Lishman, 31, of Flat 2, The School House, West Park Street, Dewsbury, was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work for assault by beating at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85. For a second count of assault, he was ordered to pay compensation of £100. For damaging a window belonging to the Crown Hotel, he was ordered to pay compensation of £479.48.

Liam Scott Clarke, 21, of Claro Avenue, Harrogate, was fined £200 for driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was disqualified from driving for 14 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85. No separate penalty was imposed for driving without a licence or insurance, or for possession of cannabis, but magistrates ordered that the drug be forfeited and destroyed.

Paul Andrew Houlden, 53, of Dragon Road, Harrogate, was given a six-month community order to undergo treatment for alcohol dependency after damaging a window in Parliament Terrace. He was fined £5, and ordered to pay compensation of £320, a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.


The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on December 31:

Vincent Nesti, 20, of Crestholme Close, Knaresborough, was ordered to pay compensation of £100 and £85 costs for damaging a door and a wall belonging to Rava Properties at Flat 2, Stonefall Avenue.

Jason James Rennard, 46, of Village Farm, Harrogate Road, Spofforth, was given a one-year restraining order for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. He was ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £50.

George Brook-Dobson, 18, of Manor Drive, Harrogate, was ordered to carry out seven hours of unpaid work for failing to comply with the requirements of a previous community order, in addition to the 40 hours ordered at the time. The terms of the original order continue.

Andrew Stuart McDonald, 23, of Station Cottages, Melmerby, was given a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months for failing to comply with the requirements of a community order. The previous order – given by magistrates in Scarborough in October for assault by beating and criminal damage – was revoked.