Week in court

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A Staffordshire bull terrier owner is fined and her dog ordered to be destroyed after it attacked a woman is among the most notable cases appearing in our week in court feature.

Michelle Elizabeth Eccleston (33): North Road, St Helens - Stole four sirloin steaks worth £20 from the Co-op, stole goods worth a total of £172 from Tesco: Jailed for 18 weeks. £80 victim surcharge, £150 criminal courts charge.

Paul Fieldhouse (30): Phoenix Brow, St Helens - Stole two bottles of vodka worth £38 from Tesco, stole three tins of paint from B&Q: £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, £150 criminal courts charge.

Hugh Patrick Gylnn (47): Jubilee Gardens, Thatto Heath - Damaged alcohol spirits and alcohol optics to the value of £220 belonging to John Barlow, assaulted John Barlow: 18-month conditional discharge, £220 compensation, £15 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, £150 criminal courts charge.

Matthius Ryan Hardman (24): Harlow Close, St Helens - Possession of a bag of cannabis: 12-month conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, £150 criminal courts charge.

Natalie Anne Hewitt (26): Bidston Way, St Helens - Being the owner of Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs which were dangerously out of control and which injured Jane Marie O’Connor: Destruction order of the dogs subject to appeal, four-month community order with curfew, £150 compensation, £60 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, £180 criminal courts charge.

Steven Keith Hurst (49): Cooper Lane, Haydock - Drink driving on Gillars Lane, St Helens with 143 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, with the legal limit being 80 milligrams: £110 fine, £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, disqualified from driving for 20 months.

Alberto Avelino Labong (39): Basildon Close, St Helens - Drink driving on Sutton Heath Road, St Helens, with 126 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, with the legal limit being 80 milligrams: £275 fine, £28 victim surcharge, £85 cost to the Crown Prosecution Service, disqualified from driving for 14 months.

Michaela Francesca Nilsson (25): Evelyn Avenue, St Helens - Being in charge of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that was dangerously out of control in Evelyn Avenue, stole items worth a total of £60 belonging to B&Q, stole £86 worth of items from Smyths Toys: 18-month conditional discharge, dog must attend training sessions, be microchipped, neutered, and be muzzled while in a public place or in the front garden of its home.