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Before the bench - court cases from Stafford and Cannock

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 17, 2014

A BREWOOD man has been sent to crown court to face several drugs-related charges.

Among the eight charges Robert McAndrew, 24, of Oak Road, faces are charges of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis with intent to supply. He is also charged with possessing a knuckle-duster and a wooden cosh.

A Rugeley man has denied sending messages on Facebook while banned by a court order. John Wiles, 41, of Park View Terrace, also denies following the same person, contravening an order. He will stand trial on charges.

A Stafford man will be tried by magistrates after admitting receiving a stolen Blackberry mobile phone worth £213.

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Cameron Green, 23, of Kirkstall, also admitted receiving other stolen goods including two watches worth £248 and £70.

He was remanded on bail until July 7 when he will be summarily tried at Cannock magistrates court.

David O'Brien, 38, of Peel Terrace, Stafford, was given an eight-week prison sentence after being found guilty of carrying a screwdriver.

He was also given four weeks to run consecutively for failure to surrender to the court, with two similar offences attracting four weeks each, both to run concurrently.

A warrant without bail has been issued for Dalveer Singh Sadhra for failing to answer his bail conditions in relation to two charges of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

The 19-year-old, of Lotus Way, Stafford, is also charged with stealing a fuel card belonging to Clovemead Ltd and two charges of failing to appear at Cannock Magistrates Court.

Adam Sproston, 27, of Salter Street, Stafford, has been remanded in custody until July 15 when he will be tried by magistrates sitting in Cannock after denying carrying a knife with an eight-inch blade in public.

Peter Ward,33, of Burnthill Lane, Rugeley, was fined £65 after admitting stealing the lights from a bicycle in Stafford railway station.

He was also ordered to pay £40 compensation and a £20 victim surcharge.

Simon Blower, 40, of Market Street, Penkridge, was given a conditional discharge after admitting stealing groceries worth £12.64 from the Co-op. He was ordered to pay costs of £85, compensation of £12.64 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Andrew Prendergast, of Sidney Avenue, Stafford, was given a 12-month conditional discharge after admitting stealing meat worth £40.02 from the Co-op. The 42-year-old was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15, and costs of £85.

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