The following local cases were dealt with by magistrates sitting in Loughborough on January 5, 7 and 14:
Patricia (54) and Patrick Short (55) of Queen Street, Bottesford, pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control and which injured a man on Market Street, Bottesford, on May 2. Mr Short was fined £1,600, must pay £250 compensation and a £120 victim surcharge. Mrs Short was fined £890, must pay £250 compensation, an £89 victim surcharge and £42.50 costs.
Gashbir Ahmad (29) of Algernon Road, Melton, was found guilty of assaulting a man in Melton on August 24. He was fined £400, must pay £310 costs and a £40 victim surcharge.
James Robertson (28) of Yew Tree Crescent, Melton, admitted stealing £348 of DVDs from the town’s Sainsbury’s store on November 3 and £95 cash from a man in Melton on November 1. He was given a one year community order, must pay £139.95 compensation, a £60 victim surcharge and £80 costs.
Calin Perta (32) of Edendale Road, Melton, admitted driving with excess alcohol and without insurance on Dalby Road, Melton, on December 21. He was found to have 99 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg. Perta was banned from driving for 26 months, which may be cut by 28 weeks if he completes a course. He was also fined £240, ordered to pay a £24 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Iwona Krupa (38) of Wren Close, Melton, admitted driving with excess alcohol on Park Road, Melton, on December 19. She was found to have 87 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg. Krupa was banned from driving for 17 months, which may be cut by 18 weeks if she completes a course. She was also fined £300, ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Kieran Browne (20) of Rossiter Close, Melton, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour in Melton on July 20. He was fined £140, must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
Timothy Ward (22) of Drummond Walk, Melton, pleaded guilty to stealing two items from the town’s Co-op store on June 28. He was discharged conditionally for six months, ordered to pay £10 compensation, a £15 victim surcharge and £42.50 costs.