HERE are details of five recent cases heard at either Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court or Merseyside Youth Court:

-A 15-YEAR-OLD boy who assaulted a police officer on New Year's Eve has been referred to a youth offender panel.

The boy, from St Helens, who cannot be named, assaulted a police officer at a property in Sutton Manor on December 31.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker acting in the exercise of his functions.

The boy also pleaded guilty to a charge of resisting the constable in the execution of his duty.

The teenager was referred to the youth offender panel for six months and given a victim surcharge of £22, to be paid by a parent or guardian.

-A TEENAGER who rode a stolen motorbike has been sentenced.

The 17-year-old, from Prescot, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods, a Keeway motorbike, on October 16, 2020 in Prescot.

The boy, who cannot be identified, was referred to a youth offender panel for three months.

He was also given a victim surcharge of £22 and CPS costs of £85, making a total of £107 for a parent or guardian to pay.

-A MAN who failed to provide a breath sample when asked has been fined and disqualified from the road.

Adam Hodkinson, of Moss Green Way, Parr pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen on December 5, 2020 at a police station.

Hodkinson, 24, failed to provide the sample after having been suspected of driving a vehicle.

He was fined £200, made to pay a £34 surcharge and £85 in costs, a total of £319.

The 24-year-old was also disqualified from having a driving licence for 12 months, to be reduced by 91 says if he completes a course by October 13.

-A MAN who admitted to drink driving will be sentenced in April.

Carl Bennett, of Queensway, Moss Bank pleaded guilty to driving in excess of the alcohol limit.

Bennett, 46, drove a vehicle on Greenfield Road, Dentons Green on December 6 last year with 101 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, almost three times the legal limit of 35.

He has been given unconditional bail as the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

Bennett will next appear at Sefton Magistrates' Court on April 20.

He has been given an interim driving disqualification until then.

-A MAN who assaulted a police officer while serving a suspended sentence has been given a community order.

Sean Cross, of Vincent Street, St Helens was found guilty in a summary trial at an earlier hearing of assaulting a police officer.

The assault took place on May 21, 2020.

Cross, 47, then admitted to a breach of a suspended sentence. This was for carrying out the assault during the operational period of the suspended sentence, which was passed in November 2018.

Cross was given a community order and must do up to 20 days of rehabilitation activity and undertake up to 280 days of unpaid work in 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £200 in compensation, fined £50, made to pay a £95 surcharge and £400 in costs to the CPS, making a total of £745.