Courts: Round-up of some of the recently heard key cases from 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, 25th September 2020, 9:26 am
Updated Friday, 25th September 2020, 9:27 am

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

Cases here include a gunman who was found guilty of attempted murder after he shot a 12-year-old boy during a drive-by shooting in Sheffield.

In other cases, a paedophile has been jailed after he admitted inciting a child into a sexual activity and to possessing indecent images involving children, and an axe-wielding admitted robbing a petrol station.

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Pictured is Sheffield Crown Court.

Judges have imposed sentences in many of these cases including custody after considering mitigating circumstances.

You can also read about the latest court cases on The Star’s website, in print and on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

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Courts: Round-up of some of the recently heard key cases from across South Yorkshire

Last updated: Friday, 25 September, 2020, 10:56

  •  Offenders from across South Yorkshire are continuing to be dealt with at Sheffield crown and magistrates’ courts.
  • Cases here include a gunman who was found guilty of attempted murder after he shot a 12-year-old boy during a drive-by shooting in Sheffield.
  • In other cases, a paedophile has been jailed after he admitted inciting a child into a sexual activity and to possessing indecent images involving children, and an axe-wielding admitted robbing a petrol station.
  • Judges have imposed sentences in many of these cases including custody after considering mitigating circumstances.
  • You can also read about the latest court cases on The Star’s website, in print and on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.
     

Horvath was also ordered to pay a £22 victim surcharge but this was deemed paid after he had been remanded in custody overnight.

Magistrates sentenced Horvath to a 12-month conditional discharge but warned if he re-offends he will be re-sentenced for these offences with any new crime.

Mr Shah added Horvath, who used the club as a walking stick, was owed £2 by the other homeless man involved in the disagreement.

Zawar Shah, defending, said Horvath has been homeless for most of the nine years he has been in England after he has been exploited by others for his benefits.

Horvath pleaded guilty to possessing an offensive weapon in public at Church Street and to using threatening behaviour after the incident on September 22.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on September 23 how Marek Horvath, aged 39, of no fixed abode, was seen by an off-duty police officer around Fargate, near Sheffield Cathedral, as the defendant had been behaving in a threatening manner with a golf club towards another homeless man outside a Poundland store.

NEW CASE: A homeless offender threatened a man in Sheffield city centre with a golf club after they had a dispute over £2.

Houghton was also ordered to pay £200 compensation to the affected staff member at Barnsley District General Hospital as well as £85 costs.

Magistrates sentenced Houghton to a 12-month conditional discharge but warned if he re-offended he would be dealt with for any new crime and would be re-sentenced for the two offences from June.

Pari Seeley, defending, said Houghton, who has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and a personality disorder, had just been released from a mental health wing at the time of these offences but he has since been feeling much better.

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