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Nature reserve owner now has a driving ban
By Katie Ollier The owner of Timbersbrook Project nature reserve, demolished last week by Cheshire East Council because it didn’t have planning permission, was banned from driving for 12 months yesterday (Wednesday) after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.
South Cheshire Magis
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trates sitting in Crewe heard that last Tuesday morning, when the council moved in to take enforcement action at his Pedley Lane nature reserve, he had arrived and demanded access saying “let me in or I’ll ram the gate”.
He reversed two-metres then accelerated forward stopping inches in front of the police officers, causing one to put her hand on the bonnet.
Magistrates were told that Deen, (47), then reversed and sped off up the lane. He drove into a field and walked up to an officer telling him to stop what was happening.
The officer held him by the arm but the defendant pulled away.
Another officer assisted but Deen kicked out and leg restraints had to be used. He was then arrested.
Magistrates also sentenced him to a 16-week night time curfew from 7pm-7am and ordered him to pay £85 court costs. A charge of obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty was withdrawn.
Outside the court he said: “At the end of the day the council has won. The council has taken my life off me for 12 months.”
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Man broke jaw of singer who he told to ‘shut up’: court
The next chapter in Brereton’s history is being carved out. Chainsaw sculptor Anthony Hammond has started work on the 6m tall sweet chestnut totem pole that will stand beside the play area off Newcastle Road North at Brereton Green. Next week villagers will get the chance to put their mark on the pole by helping to carve some of the decorative spirals. To see the full design for the totem pole, which is expected to be finished by 8th October, visit mybrereton.com (“Chronicle” photo 3318b/11).
A man was jailed for landing a jaw-fracturing punch outside a town centre takeaway in Congleton.
Lee Mountford, (26), of 5, Nursery Lane, Congleton, pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court last Monday to inflicting grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
On Sunday, 26th September at around 3am outside the Hotspot take-away, Mountford told the victim, who was singing, to shut up.
He objected but Mountford punched him in the face, breaking his jaw.
Judge David Hale said: “I have given ample consideration to this case.” He said Mounford had caused unnecessary harm to the victim and that he had “a serious previous conviction for unnecessary injury”.
He added: “But on the other hand were I to lock you up it would have an effect on your job, your house and ability to maintain a relationship with your partner.
“This presents me with a very difficult decision but I regret to say you have to go to prison.”
Previously, Mountford was sentenced to three years in jail for taking part in an assault against three men when he was 19, during the European football championship match between England and Portugal in June 2004.
Knutsford Crown Court heard in October 2005, that Mountford admitted beating to the ground and kicking the face of one of the men, Stephen Macintosh, an offduty fireman.
Mr Macintosh needed an operation for facial injuries and remained in hospital for three months as a result of the assault outside the Farmer’s Arms on West Street, Congleton.
Mountford also admitted causing grievous bodily harm to Paul Pulford and actual bodily harm to Clive Tweats that night.
Along with the other defendant in that case, Mountford was barred from all Congleton pubs for life by Congleton PubWatch.
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