Man stole 24 packs of rump steak - latest decisions from Harrogate Magistrates Court

Harrogate Magistrates Court
Harrogate Magistrates Court

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on August 30.

Ryan Michael Mulvaney, 41, of 44 Station View, Harrogate, was given a one-year community order for handling stolen goods, namely an HSBC bank card belonging to a woman, and committing nine acts of fraud by attempting to use it at shops and cafes in Harrogate and Knaresborough. He also stole a Tupperware lunchbox from a man in Kirkgate, Knaresborough. He was ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and have treatment for drug dependency, as well as paying compensation of £115.35, a victim surcharge of £85 and costs of £85. For stealing seven packs of rump steak from McColls in King Edward’s Drive and a further 17 packs of rump steak from One Stop Community Stores in Knaresborough Road, Harrogate, he was ordered to pay compensation of £28 and £51 respectively.

Alistair Mark Burrell, 47, of 60 Eleanor Road, Harrogate, was given a 12-month community order for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence, assaulting a man by beating him, and breaching a restraining order by contacting the victim. Magistrates imposed a 12-week curfew and a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £630.

Paul Foster, 31, of 11 Rede Avenue, Hebburn, South Tyneside, was fined £415 for driving while under the influence of alcohol on the A658 at Knaresborough. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £41 and costs of £85, and was disqualified from driving for 12 months, to be reduced by three months on completion of an approved course. No separate penalty was imposed for driving without insurance. A previous sentence for the offence was set aside.