Courts: Round-up of some of the key cases heard in recent days across South Yorkshire

Star court reporter Jon Cooper has been covering cases at the magistrates' and crown courts. Here you can read about some of the defendants brought to justice in recent days.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 8:55 am
Updated Friday, 4th September 2020, 8:56 am

Offenders from across South Yorkshire and Sheffield are continuing to be dealt with at Sheffield crown and magistrates’ courts.

Cases here include a thug who attacked and harassed his partner, a heartless woman who robbed an elderly man, and a dangerous driver who was involved in a high-speed police pursuit.

Judges have imposed a range of custodial sentences upon the defendants while some have had their cases adjourned before sentencing.

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Sheffield Crown Court.

In other cases, a knifeman chased a boy in the street and another knife-wielding thug threatened a man outside a supermarket.

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Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

Courts: Round-up of some of the key cases heard in recent days across South Yorkshire

Last updated: Friday, 04 September, 2020, 10:05

  • Offenders from across South Yorkshire and Sheffield are continuing to be dealt with at Sheffield crown and magistrates’ courts.
  • Cases here include a thug who attacked and harassed his partner, a heartless woman who robbed an elderly man, and a dangerous driver who was involved in a high-speed police pursuit.
  • Judges have imposed a range of custodial sentences upon the defendants while some have had their cases adjourned before sentencing.
  • In other cases, a knifeman chased a boy in the street and another knife-wielding thug threatened a man outside a supermarket.

Recorder Darren Preston sentenced Butler to 15-months of custody suspended for 12-months with a three-month curfew, a rehabilitation requirement and 150 hours of unpaid work but warned any failure to comply would see him back in court.

Andrew Smith, defending, said Butler has shown remorse and has kept out of trouble since the burglary.

Butler pleaded guilty to the burglary but claimed the others involved were unknown to him.

Ian Goldsack, prosecuting, said £9,508 of property was stolen and £1,100 of damage was caused and the victim was so traumatised after his home had previously been burgled he moved out.

Sheffield Crown Court heard on September 3 how Damien Butler, aged 18, of Welland Crescent, Elsecar, Barnsley, raided a man’s unoccupied home on West Street, Hoyland, Barnsley, with two others in July, 2019.

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Recorder Darren Preston, who said the incident would have terrified any passer-by, sentenced Pearson to 13-months of custody.

Edward Moss, defending, said Pearson has shown remorse and he is now a changed man and who is clean after drugs had played a part in his life for many years and had done so at the time of the offence.

Pearson, who has previous convictions for drugs and dishonesty, pleaded guilty to affray and to possessing a bladed article in public after the incident on October 15.

Sheffield Crown Court heard on September 3 how Gavin Pearson, aged 42, of Glyn Avenue, Doncaster, was seen behaving aggressively towards a man who was sitting on the ground near the entrance to the Co-op, in Cantley, Doncaster.

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