SIX-WEEK CUFEW IMPOSED: A man arrested for drunkenness when he was subject to a suspended prison sentence appeared before Wirral Magistrates.

The court decided against activating the 12-week suspended sentence against Jason Anthony Smith, 37, of Patten Street, Birkenhead, but for the breach imposed a six-week curfew, which means Smith must remain at his home between 8pm and 7am nightly.

Smith admitted being drunk and disorderly and was fined £30 plus £100 costs.

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MOTORIST DOUBLE ALCOHOL LIMIT: A motorist questioned by police was found to have drank more than double the legal alcohol limit, Wirral Magistrates were told by prosecutor Alan Currums.

Stephen Westmoreland, 50, of Ivydale Road, Birkenhead, pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Gerry Pachter, defending, said Westmoreland consumed drink after working. He had been going through a stressful divorce. He recognised he made a stupid error by driving.

Westmoreland, an oil refinery worker, was fined £400 plus £100 costs and was disqualified from driving for eighteen months. He was offered a course which if completed will cut the ban by a quarter.

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THREE CHARGED AFTER STORE RAID: Two men and a woman from Liverpool have been charged following a raid on a Heswall store in August.

Teresa Alice Lamb, 49, appeared before Wirral Magistrates on an allegation of entering Kaiko Childrenswear in Telegraph Road and stealing clothes on August 17.

Summary trial was declined and she was remanded on conditional bail for eight weeks for committal proceedings.

Craig Keating, 29, and Joseph Dumbell, 31, did not attend court. It was claimed they were unwell. They were remanded in their absence.

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TWINS FACE HARM ALLEGATION: Twins were among three defendants who appeared before Wirral Magistrates on a harm allegation.

Summary trial was denied for Kayleigh Davies, 20, and Rozanne Davies, 20, both of Rappart Road, Wallasey, and Karl William Dugdale, 22, of Rocky Bank Road, Birkenhead.

They were remanded on bail until November 30 for committal proceedings.

They are charged with assault causing actual bodily harm in Borough Road, Wallasey, on July 28. They must keep away from the complainant as a condition of bail.

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ABUSIVE AFTER DRINK BINGE: A young man arrested for drunkenness after an early hours disturbance in Argyle Street, Birkenhead, was extremely abusive towards police officers and also made abusive remarks concerning a man who had left the scene in a taxi, Wirral Magistrates were told by prosecutor Alan Currums.

Adam Charles Humphreys, 21, of Kindale Road, Prenton, admitted being drunk and disorderly and also using threatening, abusive and insulting words and behaviour in a racially aggravated matter.

Simon Simons, defending, said Humphreys had been drinking for 12 hours and was extremely drunk. He was sorry and ashamed over his behaviour. He became upset after a friend was assaulted by the man who left in the taxi.

Humphreys was fined £190 and had to pay £100 costs.

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BAILED ON ASSAULT CHARGES: Wirral Magistrates bailed a 20- year-old man for evidence to be called.

Ryan Jason Leyland of Morecroft Road, Birkenhead, denied assault on two dates in September and a third matter of assaulting another victim at Birkenhead.

Leyland as a condition of bail until his trial on November 16 must reside at Fishers Lane, Pensby, and make no contact with the two complainants.

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FINED FOR DRUGS POSSESSION: Wirral Magistrates imposed a £65 fine on Michael McCoch,32, of Palm Grove, Birkenhead, after he admitted unlawful possession of cannabis and also obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty.

He had to pay £65 costs and the cannabis recovered was forfeited.

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CAUSED POLICE CAR TO BRAKE: A motorist who caused a police car to brake to avoid a collision was later questioned and found to have drank double the permitted alcohol limit.

Peter Roberts,56, of Egerton Park, Rock Ferry, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court. A test showed double the legal level.

Anna Duke, defending, said it was his first offence in more than 30 years driving. He drank Guinness at a time he was not feeling well.

Magistrates imposed a £100 fine plus £100 costs and Roberts was banned from driving for 17 months which will be reduced by a quarter if he completes a probation course offered to him.