Here are a few of the people who were sentenced at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ court this week.

The ten offenders to have been sentenced include those convicted of drink driving, shoplifting, and assaulting an emergency worker.

Shannon Stewart, of Maple Avenue, Shildon, has been issued with a two-month community order. The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to assault by beating of an emergency worker from February 16 this year. She was also ordered to abstain from consuming any alcohol for 60 days and to pay £100 compensation.

Graham Steele, of South View, Heighington, was banned from driving for 14 months for drink driving when he was stopped on School Aycliffe Lane after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in your breath, namely 54 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The 63-year-old, who pleaded guilty, was also fined £120 and ordered to make a contribution towards court costs.

Christopher Lye, of Woodland View, Shildon, was banned from driving for 18-months and fined £553 after he was stopped on Main Street, Shildon, on May 18 when he was twice the legal limit. The 48-year-old, who pleaded guilty, was also ordered to pay £306 in court costs.

Paul Stephenson, of Stocksmoor Close, Darlington, pleaded guilty to theft from a vehicle and three charges of vehicle interference on June 1. The 52-year-old  stole a car log book, set of keys, Stanley drill, and a black Samsung smartphone valued at £300. He was issued with a 12-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to the offences.

Brian Bond, of Station Lane, Station Town, Wingate, County Durham, was ordered to pay £40.60 in compensation after driving away from a petrol station in Seaham without paying for his fuel. The 35-year-old was also fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 towards court costs after pleading guilty.

Steven David Bryce, of Oak Road, Easington Colliery, County Durham, pleaded guilty to common assault on a police officer, assault on an emergency worker, and possession of cannabis after he was arrested on May 18 in Peterlee. The 30-year-old was given a 12-month community order and told to attend 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days and carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £100 in compensation to an officer.

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Luke Knighton, of Upper Church Street, Spennymoor, was jailed for 20 weeks for a series of shop thefts and failing to surrender to custody. The 46-year-old stole wine from Asda in Spennymoor in February and gin, washing products and Ferrero Rocher from Aldi in October last year. He also stole dog harnesses, Greggs Pasties and coffee from businesses in Spennymoor. Knighton also used threatening behaviour towards staff in Iceland on May 7.

Stephen King, of Ramsey Place, Newton Aycliffe, pleaded guilty to stealing chocolate, crisps and sweets worth £25 belonging to  Morrisons Daily on January 13 in Newton Aycliffe. The 27-year-old was ordered to pay £25 compensation to the shop.

Callum Viney, of Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, pleaded guilty to driving without a licence or insurance when he was stopped on Shirley Terrace, Evenwood, on May 16 this year. The 27-year-old was fined £300 and given six penalty points.

Kurt Elliott, of Faber Close, Newton Aycliffe, admitted damaging a fire phone box to the value of £50 belonging to County Durham and Darlington Fire Rescue on May 18. The 20-year-old was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 in compensation and £111 towards court costs.