A 50-year-old man who was drunk while in possession of a firearm has had his case dealt with in court.

James Wilson, of Oxford Street, Church Gresley, was convicted in his absence of being drunk in possession of a loaded firearm, namely a Daily ball-bearing air rifle and a Sig MPX air rifle in Main Street, Newhall, on November 24, 2019.

His case was dealt with at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court.

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He has been fined £200, ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

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Ellen Richards, 43, of Longford Road, Cannock, admitted stealing meat worth £22 from Coop, Cannock, on July 17. She also admitted breaching a suspended sentence order imposed for theft.

She has been given a four-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months due to her previous convictions and while subject to a court order. She has been ordered to pay £22 compensation and a £128 victim surcharge.

Oliver Morrell, 19, of Leamington Road, Branston, admitted speeding at 58mph in a Ford Fiesta in Burton Road, Swadlincote, on October 23, exceeding the 30mph speed limit.

He has been fined £380, ordered to pay £110 court costs and a £38 victim surcharge. His licence has been endorsed with five points.

Liam Youson, 27, of Wellington Street, Burton, admitted driving a Vauxhall Corsa in Casey Lane, Horninglow, on June 12, with 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

He also admitted driving without insurance, otherwise than in accordance with a licence and taking a vehicle without consent.

He has been given a 12-month community order, which includes an alcohol abstinence requirement in that he must refrain from drinking alcohol for 60 days. He will also carry out 60 hours of unpaid work.

He has been ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge. He has been banned from driving for 16 months.

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