Michelle Burns, 34, of Chestnut Avenue in Spennymoor, County Durham, has been ordered to pay £200 compensation, fined £10 and given a six month community order with supervision after admitting stealing razors and alcohol from Asda in Bishop Auckland on December 21. Magistrates in Newton Aycliffe heard she cut the security tags off the goods before leaving the store, and stole them to fund a heroin addiction.

INSURANCE FINE: Anthony Edward Etherington, 48, of Freville Street, in Shildon, near Bishop Auckland, has been fined £110, ordered to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge and had six points put on his licence after admitting driving a Peugeot 307 on Washbeck Lane in Hamsterley on Christmas Eve.

ORDER BREACH: Ryan Jennings, 19, of Windsor Terrace, in Trimdon Station, County Durham, has been fined £100 after admitting failing to turn up for unpaid work. Magistrates in Newton Aycliffe heard Jennings was given a community order with 80 hours unpaid work in July last year after being convicted of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and failing to stop after an accident. He had completed 42 hours but missed appointments on December 15 and 22.

COURT CURFEW: Stephen David Harle, 21, of Croft Gardens in Ferryhill, County Durham, has been given a curfew for two weeks from 7pm to 7am after admitting missing appointments with the probation service. Harle was given a community order with nine month supervision and 40 hours unpaid in November, magistrates in Newton Acyliffe heard. Harle has completed 28 hours but has missed two supervision appointments.