HERE are details of five cases recently heard at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court:

- A DRUG driver has been banned from the road for a year.

Joseph Baptista, of Ramford Street, Parr pleaded guilty to driving a Skoda on April 19, 2020 with a proportion of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, an ingredient of cannabis, in his blood.

Baptista, 23, was fined £100, made to pay a £34 surcharge and £85 in costs to the CPS.

He was given no separate penalty after pleading guilty to charges of driving without insurance and possession of cannabis.

- A DRINK driver will be sentenced next month.

Stephen Scott, of Caxton Road, Rainhill, pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes on Warrington Road on September 8, 2020 with 64 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in his system.

Scott, 48, was given unconditional bail and will next appear on February 16.

- A THIEF was fined after admitting to stealing from shops.

Adam Williamson, of Ridgewood Drive, Sutton was convicted of five counts of theft.

On December 8, 2019 and a week later on December 15 he stole confectionary and coffee items from the Co-Op on Elton Head Road.

On January 2 he also stole items from the Co-Op.

And on February 6 and 23 he stole meat from M&S at Ravenhead Retail Park.

Williamson, 28, was fined £160 and ordered to pay compensation of £119.74.

He was also ordered to pay £289.68 in compensation, making a total of 569.42.

- A WOMAN who assaulted a police officer will be sentenced later this month.

Mary Clayton, of Loughrigg Avenue, Clinkham Wood, indicated a guilty plea to an assault of a police constable in the execution of his duty which happened on July 8, 2020.

Clayton, 48, was remanded in custody.

She will appear for sentencing on January 19.

- A WOMAN who admitted to threatening words or behaviour and assaulting a police officer was given a community order.

Chloe Nickson, of York Close, St Helens pleaded guilty to threatening words or behaviour likely to cause distress on June 2, 2020.

She also indicated a guilty plea to assault of a police officer in the exercise of her duty.

Nickson, 20, was given a six-week electronic curfew and must do up to 60 days of rehabilitation activity.