DRUNK AND DISORDERLY: A drunken man said to have been abusive towards police who investigated a report he was “kicking off” outside the home of a woman friend appeared before Wirral Magistrates.

Martin John Shields,22, of Corporation Road, Birkenhead, admitted being drunk and disorderly near his own home and he was in breach of a suspended prison sentence imposed on another matter.

Magistrates agreed not to activate the suspended sentence but imposed a three months curfew order between 7pm and 7am nightly.

Shields was also fined £35 plus £100 costs.

* * * DROVE UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS: An unemployed mechanic who smoked cannabis before driving appeared before Wirral Magistrates.

Daniel Jack Thompson, 20, of Leeswood Road, Woodchurch, pleaded guilty to driving when unfit through drugs at Wallasey in March.

Hayley Cooper, defending, said Thompson did not have an underlying drug problem. She said he disputed there was any erratic driving which led to him being stopped.

He claimed police intervened because a bottle was thrown from the car window.

Miss Cooper said Thompson would find it difficult to obtain work without a licence.

Magistrates ordered a two-year disqualification for Thompson who had a previous similar conviction. He must serve 60 hours of unpaid work and had to pay £85 costs.

* * * THREATENING BEHAVIOUR CHARGE: Anthony Gallagher, 21, of The Village, Bebington, and Joseh James Wynne, 27, of New Chester Road, New Ferry, pleaded not guilty when they faced Magistrates charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour at Parkside Road in December.

They were bailed until July 19 for evidence to be called.

* * * DRUNKEN MAN JAILED: District Judge Michael Abelson at Wirral Magistrates Court told a 33-year-old man he had a terrible record for drunkenness and relating offences and had failed to take a chance given to him earlier when he was made the subject of a suspended prison sentence.

Peter Ormond of no fixed address admitted being under the influence of alcohol in a public place when prohibited by an anti-social behaviour order imposed in August last year.

The judge activated the suspended prison term of 16 weeks and gave a concurrent sentence on the latest offence.

*** CURFEW AFTER SHOP THEFT: A woman who ran from a Sommerfields store at New Brighton without paying for meat was recognised on cctv and later interviewed, Wirral Magistrates heard.

Julia Brenda O’Brien,40, of Steel Avenue, Wallasey, admitted theft of meat worth £30.

Magistrates imposed an eight-week curfew meaning she must remain at home nightly between 7pm and 7am. She also had to pay £85 costs.

* * * MAN DENIES HARM CHARGE: Magistrates bailed Sean Bagley,23, of Helmingham Grove, Birkenhead, until July for trial.

He denied bodily harm assault on a woman at Birkenhead in April.

Prosecutor Amanda Cullen said the complainant had made a retraction statement but it did not necessarily mean the prosecution would not pursue the allegation.

* * * DRIVER REMANDED ON BAIL: Danny Jones, 26, of Tapestry Gardens, Birkenhead, was remanded on bail until July 19 by Wirral Magistrates for evidence to be called.

He denied driving while disqualified in the Kingsway Tunnel in January.

Jones also faces two matters of obstructing a police officer on different dates and not having insurance.

* * * HARRASMENT ALLEGATION: Wirral Magistrates bailed a Pensby man for three weeks at the request of his solicitor.

David Rice, 27, of Somerset Road, is charged with harassment of a woman at the beginning of May.

No plea was entered.

* * * SENT FOR CROWN COURT TRIAL: Stephen Stading, 21, of Duncan Street, Birkenhead, was sent to the Crown Court by District Judge Michael Abelson at Wirral Magistrates Court and was bailed to enter a plea on June 14.

He is charged with bodily harm assault at Market Street, Birkenhead, in March.

Michael Stading, 21, also of Duncan Street, and facing the same allegation, was unable to appear at court and was bailed in his absence for nine days for his committal to the higher court.