CAR PARK ROW: A car parking row culminated in head-butting, it was alleged at Wirral Magistrates Court.

David Thomas,49,of Observatory Road, Birkenhead, was convicted of assault at Birkenhead in April.

Magistrates said it was a very serious matter but they were prepared to suspend for 12 months a two- month prison term.

Thomas was made the subject of a three-month curfew which means he must remain at home nightly between 7pm and 7am.

He must pay £200 compensation to the complainant who sustained bruising and swelling to the nose and eyes. He also had to pay £100 costs.

* * * OVER THE LIMIT: A motorist involved in collision with a taxi just before midnight was found to have drunk more than two-and-a-half times the legal alcohol limit.

Mark Rex Watson, 43, of Lawnside Close, Rock Ferry, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he faced Wirral Magistrates.

He said he was ashamed over the matter and apologised.

The Bench imposed a community order to include two years' supervision, attending a drink-impaired driver course and carrying out 120 hours of unpaid work.

Watson was disqualified from driving for 28 months and must pay £85 court costs.

* * * MAN DAMAGED CARS: A young Birkenhead man vented his anger on parked cars after finding his girlfriend with a colleague, Wirral Magistrates were told.

Andrew James McNulty, 20, of Connaught Way, Birkenhead, pleaded guilty to four damage charges in Elfet Street and Norman Street, Birkenhead in July.

Brian Hazlehurst, defending, said McNulty had been out with his girlfriend but there was a dispute between them. He later went to her home to try to make things up and was shocked to find her with one of his friends.

Mr Hazlehurst said he was upset and angry and went out and caused the damage. He accepted it was disgraceful behaviour but he was upset a great deal.

Magistrates bailed McNulty until the end of the month for reports with a view to a community-based penalty.

McNulty also faces a charge of bodily harm assault at Elfet Street on the same date as the damage matters.

On this allegation he was sent to the Crown Court and is due to face a judge for a preliminary hearing on September 16.

* * * DRIVER WAS UNINSURED: A motorist stopped in a police check was found to be under the legal alcohol limit but was not covered by insurance or a licence, Magistrates heard.

Joel Pearse Johns, 32, of Royden Road, Upton, admitted the document matters. He was fined £80 and had to pay £100 costs.

* * * ASSAULT CHARGE DENIED: Barry Faulkner, 42, of Claughton Place, Birkenhead, has been bailed until October 13 for trial by Magistrates. He denies assault by beating at Harcourt Street, Birkenhead, in August.

* * * INTERIM DRIVE BAN: Wirral Magistrates imposed an interim driving ban on a motorist.

William James Leyland,46, of Proctor Road, Hoylake, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis under the Road Traffic Act.

Sentence will be at a later date. Leyland was bailed until October 11 pending further police inquiries.

* * * DRUGS ALLEGATIONS: Magistrates declined to deal summarily with a 28-year-old man facing drugs allegations.

Darren Edward Rowlands, of Chestnut Grove, Birkenhead, was remanded on bail for eight weeks for committal proceedings.

He is charged with producing 101 cannabis plants at Seymour Street, Birkenhead in May and also unlawful possession of 21 grammes of cannabis at the same address.

* * * CANNABIS FOUND: Cannabis was found on a man detained for drunkenness, Magistrates were told.

Mark Philip Sands, 35,of Briardale Road, Birkenhead, admitted unlawful possession of the Class B drug and being drunk and disorderly.

Magistrates made a nine-month supervision order and Sands was ordered to pay £85 costs.

* * * COSTLY PARTY: Driving home after attending a party at which he drank beer proved costly for an Eastham man.

Jamie Peter Parsons was stopped by the police due to the manner of his driving and found to be over the legal alcohol limit.

Parsons, 24, of Wood Heath Way, who blew 56 microgrammes of alcohol (the limit is 35) admitted drink-driving when he appeared before Magistrates.

He was fined £150 plus £100 costs and was banned from driving for a year. If he completes a course offered to him the disqualification will reduced by three months.