These are this week’s cases and convictions from Blackpool Magistrates’ Court – Monday, December 13 to Friday, December 17, 2021

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Here is the latest round-up of cases from Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.


Blackpool man given curfew following assault

A Blackpool man was given a two-month curfew by the town’s magistrates.

Ben Ashman, 24, of St Chads Road, admitted an assault charge.

This is the latest round-up of who has been in Blackpool Magistrates' Court this week.

This is the latest round-up of who has been in Blackpool Magistrates’ Court this week.

The court was told Ashman put his ex-girlfriend in fear when he pushed his way into the flat she shares with her grandmother.

The incident was seen by a neighbour, who called the police.

Robert Castle, defending, said: “This happened some time ago when his life was plagued by drugs.

“Since then, he was run over by a car and almost lost a leg. He … is now drug free.”

Blackpool woman remanded

Blackpool woman Ashleigh Croasdale was remanded in custody pending a trial for robbery.

The 30-year-old, of Bloomfield Road, is accused of robbing an elderly man of a phone, wallet, and bank card.

She denied the offence at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

A trial will be held at Preston Crown Court, where Croasdale will appear on January 12.

Blackpool fan banned from all football grounds

A teenage Blackpool fan was banned from all football grounds for three years after admitting lobbing an orange smoke bomb onto the pitch at Bloomfield Road.

Joshua Ayres’ stunt came during the Seasiders’ local derby game against Preston North End on October 23, Blackpool Magistrates’ Court was told this week.

Apprentice mechanic Ayres, of Wetherby Avenue, South Shore, admitted throwing the smoke bomb and was slapped with a football banning order.

He must also pay £189 in costs.

Defending, Steven Townley said it was the first derby game between the two rival sides in 12 years, with Ayres setting the device off when Blackpool scored.

He threw it onto the turf as smoke billowed out.

Deputy district judge Jane Hamilton told him: “I am making the banning order because what you did may encourage others to do the same.”

Ayres had already been banned from Bloomfield Road by the club, the court heard.

Man accused of causing death by dangerous driving will stand trial

A man was sent for a crown court trial after being accused of causing the death by dangerous driving of an 82-year-old cyclist.

Jack Taylor, 23, of Baines Avenue, Blackpool, denied the charge.

Eric Williams died from head injuries after colliding with a car in Amounderness Way, Fleetwood, on April 24.

Taylor will appear at Preston Crown Court on January 12 and was bailed by Deputy District Judge Jane Hamilton, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Extremely drunk man threw rocks and bottles at RNLI station

An extremely drunk man was seen throwing rocks and bottles at the RNLI lifeboat station in St Annes, Blackpool Magistrates’ Court was told.

The witnesses alerted police, with two officers arriving at 11.15pm to find Connor Antcliffe, 28, of East Bank Road in the town, asleep on the ground in an intoxicated stupor.

Antcliffe was woken up and arrested, the court was told, but was aggressive and evasive.

He was found guilty in his absence of being drunk and disorderly and was fined and told to pay costs totalling £339.

Burst tyre to blame for collision

A burst tyre was to blame for a collision on Devonshire Road ,Blackpool.

But the incident led police to discover the driver of the BMW involved was over the drink drive limit.

Normunds EKSTS (crrct)(43) of Oaklands Avenue ,Cleveleys admitted drink driving .

Blackpool Magistrates ordered him to pay£419in fines and costs.

He was also banned from driving for 20 months.

Drug driver

A police check on a driver revealed he was at the wheel under the influence of cannabis and cocaine.

Joshua O’Brien (27) of Church Street West,Radcliffe admitted drug driving on Preston New Road , Blackpool.

He was banned from the road for a year and must pay £239 in fines and costs by Blackpool Magistrates.

Woman given alcohol treatment order

A 26-year-old Blackpool woman was ordered by a court to address her drink problem.

Rebecca Harnett of Dinmore Avenue was given a nine month alcohol treatment order by the town’s magistrates .

She must also keep a six week curfew , do 29 rehabilitation days and pay £275 in costs and compensation.

Harnett admitted criminal damage to a t shirt and two necklaces worn by a man she also admitted assaulting.

The court heard the assault took place after Harnett had been drinking.