DEATH CRASH: A two-car collision at Birkenhead which resulted in the death of a pensioner led to the other driver appearing before Wirral Magistrates.

Gareth Thomas, 28, of Bedford Avenue, Rock Ferry, faced an allegation of causing the death of Noble Arthur Dane by driving without due care and attention in Cleveland Street, Birkenhead, on December 7 last year.

Mr Dane died in hospital four days later.

Magistrates declined to deal summarily with the matter. The case was adjourned until September 21 for committal proceedings.

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ASSAULT CHARGES: Three teenagers appeared before Magistrates after alleged incidents in Albemarle Road, Wallasey, last November.

Darren McKerns, 18, of Dinmore Road, Wallasey, Dean John Hardie, 18, of Demesne Street, Wallasey and a 15-year-old also from Wallasey were remanded on bail until September 20 for committal proceedings, with summary trial being denied.

The 15-year-old is charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm and also assault causing actual bodily harm.

Hardie faces the assault matter and also a charge of causing damage to a window in Brighton Street, Wallasey, on the same date.

McKerns is also charged over the damage and inflicting grievous bodily harm.

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MAN BAILED: Wirral Magistrates bailed a Bromborough man until September 22 for evidence to be called.

Kevin James Brown, 49, of Oteley Avenue, denied assault beating at Bromborough in June.

He must not make any approach to the complainant as a bail condition.

An original charge of bodily harm assault was withdrawn by the prosecution.

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INDECENT PICTURES ALLEGATION: Wirral Magistrates declined summary trial for a 38-year-old man facing allegations of making indecent photographs of children.

Graham Mathew France, of Queens Road, Hoylake, was bailed until September 20 for committal proceedings.

There are 13 charges of making indecent photographs at Greasby Road, Greasby, during 2008 and 2009, and one offence of making 636 indecent images between September, 2008, and December of last year.

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DRUGS FOUND IN CAR: Three bags of cannabis were found in the footwell of a car stopped by police because it was speeding, Wirral Magistrates were told by prosecutor Alan Currums.

David Paul Fellows, 18, of Prenton Road East, Birkenhead, admitted unlawful possession of 80 grammes of the controlled Class B drug at Wallasey on April 6.

Fellows who was one of three people in the car at the time said he bought the cannabis for £150. He smoked a lot and took the opportunity to buy.

Chris Murphy, defending, said Fellows was a young man with time on his hands who used cannabis for recreational purposes.

He co-operated fully with the police. He hoped to join the Army when the case was over with.

Fellows was fined £35 plus £50 costs and the cannabis was forfeited.

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CANNABIS FARM CHARGE: A 39-year-old man alleged to have run a cannabis farm appeared before Magistrates.

Richard Paul Graham of Malvern Road, Wallasey, was charged with cultivating 42 plants of cannabis at Malvern Road in May.

Summary trial was declined and he was remanded on bail until September 20 for committal proceedings to take place.

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INTERIM DRIVE BAN: Magistrates imposed an interim driving ban on a West Kirby teenager when bailing him until September 16 for trial.

Liam Michael Halsall, 18,of Greenbank Road, West Kirby, denied aggravated taking of a car in that damage was caused to two other vehicles and a garden wall before it was recovered at West Kirby on June 19.

He admitted driving when over the legal alcohol limit, not having insurance or a licence and failing to stop after an accident. Sentence on these matters will take place after the trial.

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DRUNK AND DISORDERLY: A drunken woman alleged to have caused a nuisance at Birkenhead Central Railway Station refused to comply with police warnings and was eventually detained, prosecutor Alan Currums told Wirral Magistrates.

Jane Catherine McCoy, 45,of Claughton Road, Birkenhead, admitted being drunk and disorderly.

It was claimed on her behalf she needed pity rather than anything else. She was an alcoholic who had no control over her behaviour.

Magistrates imposed a £20 fine and she had to pay £25 costs.

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THEFT CHARGE: Jake Robert New, 18, of Goodwood Drive, Woodchurch, elected jury trial when he appeared before Wirral Magistrates on breach of trust theft allegations.

He was bailed until September 21 for committal proceedings.

He faces two charges of theft of a total of £40 at Panino’s Bistro in Hoylake Road, Moreton where he was employed.

He must stay away from the bistro as a bail condition.