COURT RESULTS: Latest register of court cases

Here’s our latest register of cases with a connection to the Horncastle area completed at Boston and Lincoln Magistrates’ Courts.

Court news

Gary Race Gosling

A Coningsby man has been handed a suspended prison sentence and has been banned from driving for more than three years after pleading guilty to drink driving and abusive behaviour.

Gary Race Gosling, 32, of Poppy Drive, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on April 15.

Gosling was stopped by police while driving his Ford Focus in High Street, Boston, on April 2 of this year and gave a reading of 115 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath, the legal limit being 35 microgrammes.

Gosling was also charged with intending to cause a woman harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, thereby causing that woman or another harassment, alarm or distress.

Gosling entered a guilty plea to both offences.

For the two offences, Gosling was committed to prison for 18 weeks, suspended for 24 months.

For the drink driving, Gosling was disqualified from driving for 36 months, with the potential to reduce the ban by 36 weeks upon completion of a driving awareness course.

The defendant’s guilty plea taken into account when imposing sentence.

The court also heard that Gosling was stopped by police while driving in Old Boston Road, Coningsby, on April 5 of this year.

Gosling gave a reading of 66 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath.

For this offence, Gosling was handed a four week prison sentence suspended for 24 months and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

The defendant’s guilty plea taken into account when imposing sentence.

The court also heard that Gosling was stopped by police while driving in Old Boston Road, Coningsby, on April 14 of this year.

Gosling gave a reading of 107 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath.

For this offence, Gosling was committed to prison for 12 weeks, suspended for 24 months.

He was also ordered to pay a £128 surcharge to fund victim services.

Gosling was disqualified from driving for 36 months.

The defendant’s guilty plea taken into account when imposing sentence.

Bradley Colin Harris

A Horncastle man has been fined and banned from driving after being found guilty of driving offences, including drink driving.

Bradley Colin Harris appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on April 15.

The court heard that on May 12 of last year, Harris failed to provide a roadside breath test when stopped by police in Horncastle.

There was no separate penalty for this offence.

On the same day, Harris was stopped by police while driving in Casablanca Court, West Ashby.

Harris gave a reading of 82 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath.

For this offence, Harris was fined £300 and ordered to pay £310 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £42 surcharge to fund victim services.

The court also heard that on May 12 of last year, in Casablanca Court, West Ashby, Harris was the driver of a car involved in an accident whereby damage was caused to another vehicle.

For this offence, Harris was fined £120.

Harris entered a not guilty plea in connection with the three offences but was found guilty of all three offences on April 9.

Brian McCaffrey Tumfour

A Tattershall man who thought he had car insurance when stopped by police in 2019 has been fined.

Brian McCaffrey Tumfour, 20, of Keble Court, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on April 12.

The court heard that Tumfour was stopped in Horncastle Road, Boston, on November 15, 2019, as officers suspected that he had no insurance.

Tumfour was convicted of the offence on July 9, 2020, and entered a guilty plea on April 12.

The court ordered there was no need for a driving disqualification as Tumfour had been misled into thinking he had insurance.

Tumfour was fined £100 and was ordered to pay £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £32 surcharge to fund victim services.

The defendant’s guilty plea taken into account when imposing sentence

Timothy Hugo Tyas

A Horncastle man has been fined after pleading guilty to theft and possession of drugs.

Timothy Hugo Tyas, 23, of Banks Street, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on April 13.

The court heard that on March 21, 2020, Tyas stole a bottle of Jack Daniels to the value of £16 from Tesco, in Horncastle.

For this offence, Tyas was fined £80 and ordered to pay £16 compensation and a £34 surcharge to fund victim services.

The defendant’s guilty plea taken into account when imposing sentence.

The court also heard that on March 3, 2020, Tyas had in his possession a quantity of cannabis.

The cannabis was seized and destroyed, and Tyas was fined £80 for this offence.

The defendant’s guilty plea taken into account when imposing sentence.

These offences were committed in breach of a community order made by Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on May 3, 2019.

For this breach, Tyas was fined £300

Russell James Newark

A Tattershall man, who decided to drive to his mother’s following an argument with his partner, was arrested after providing a positive breath test, a court has heard.

Russell James Newark, 30, of Curzon Estate, Tattershall, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court.

Mark Bishop, prosecuting, said Newark was stopped by police while driving his Citroen C2 in Station Road, Hubberts Bridge, at 10pm on March 8 and gave a reading of 47 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath.

Beris Brickles, mitigating, said there was no evidence of any bad driving and it was clear he had been stopped by police because they had been told he was driving after drinking.

He said Newark had had no intention of driving but had decided to drive to his mother’s after an argument with his partner.

After hearing that Newark had a drug driving conviction in 2019, he was banned from driving for three years but was offered the drink drivers’ 
rehabilitation course, which will reduce the period of the ban by 36 weeks.

He was also fined £500 and ordered to pay £135 in court costs and charges.