Week in court

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Find out who’s appeared before magistrates in St Helens.

Mark Lawrenson, (18), Napier Street, St Helens: possession of a small bag of cannabis - six months conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge, £20 costs.

Philip Abbott, (45), Mercer Road, Haydock: possession of an offensive weapon - 12 weeks jail suspended for 12 months, £80 victim surcharge, £85 costs.

Mark Griffiths, (48), Springfield, Rainford: used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour - four weeks imprisonment, £80 victim surcharge.

Andrew Baker, (28), Vista Road, Haydock: assault by beating - 12 months conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge, £200 court costs.

Matthew Graham, (19), Wood Street, St Helens: assault by beating - 23 weeks imprisonment, two year restraining order, £80 victim surcharge.

Kevin Anders, (39), Frodsham Drive, St Helens: wilfully obstructed a police officer in the execution of his duty, recklessly caused criminal damage to a motor vehicle - six months conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge, £240 compensation, £85 court costs.