Court cases in Hucknall and Bulwell

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A Bulwell man was spared jail after he bypassed an electricity meter to grow cannabis.

Andrew Albert Wilcox, 50, of Fradley Close, admitted producing a quantity of cannabis and dishonestly using £988 of electricity at his home on August 2.

He was committed to 16 weeks concurrent, suspended for 12 months because the offence was so serious.

Magistrates ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work, pay compensation of £988 and a criminal courts charge of £180.

A Hucknall man was electronically tagged after he pleaded guilty to stealing an electric guitar.

Alex McDevitt, 39, of Annesley Road, Hucknall, admitted stealing a red Shergold guitar worth £60 on June 20.

Magistrates at Nottingham imposed a 7pm to 7am curfew on him for six weeks during which time he must remain at his home address where he will be electronically monitored.

He must pay a victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £180.

A Bulwell man caught a fine when he trespassed on train tracks.

Mark Andrew Avison, 23, of Highbury Road, Bulwell, admitted trespassing at Bulwell Railway Station on June 6, contrary to section 55 of the British transport Commission Act 1949.

He was fined £120, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge £20 and a criminal courts charge of £150.