We’ve rounded up the latest court cases concerning the area covered by the Hexham Courant heard at Northumberland and Newcastle’s courts.

The cases appeared in this week’s newspaper and online.


A man who assaulted a woman was handed a community order and restraining order.

Peter Robson (33) of Derwent Road pleaded guilty to the assault,which took place on February 17, and has been given a curfew with electronic monitoring for 3 months.

Robson must stay indoors at his home address between 8pm and 6am.

In addition to the community order, Robson has been handed a two-year restraining order against the victim, where he must not directly or indirectly contact them or go to any address where they live.

Robson was ordered to pay £200 compensation, £90 victim surcharge, and £300 cost to the Crown Prosecution Service.


A Tyne Valley man was found guilty of carrying a knife on Prudhoe’s Front Street.

Callum Peacock (32) of Cheviot View in Prudhoe was accused of having a kitchen knife without good reason or lawful authority on Front Street on April 17 of this year.

Peacock committed this offence during the period of a suspended sentence order made by Newcastle Crown Court in July 2020.

He will be sentenced for possession of a bladed article and breach of a suspended sentence at Newcastle on Tyne Crown Court on July 8.


A woman has been jailed for 16 months for smuggling drugs into HMP Northumberland.

Deborah Davies, 40, of Edgewell Avenue, Prudhoe, was caught with painkillers containing diamorphine and cocaine hydrochloride when she visited the prison in December 2019.

The court heard Davis was a woman of ‘previously good character’. However on the day of her visit she carried the pankillers - which are banned from use in prison.

The judge Mr Recorder Najib said: “It’s unfortunate that you find yourself in the position that you are in.

“But this is a very serious offence and nothing short of immediate custody is warranted.”.

Davis pleaded guilty to eight counts of bringing, throwing or otherwise conveying the items prohibited into or out of Morpeth-based prison.

She appeared at Newcastle Crown Court to face sentence. Judge Najib handed 16 months each for the diamorphine and cocaine hydrochloride, with the two sentences to run concurrently.


A man pleaded not guilty to failing to supply a blood test when required.

Sean Reveley (27) of Bank Top, Ryton, pleaded not guilty to driving a vehicle and failing to provide a specimen of blood when required to do so.

Reveley was remanded on conditional bail until on October 11, when he will appear at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court.


A man pleaded not guilty to more than £30,000 of vehicle fraud.

The incidents, involving vehicle restorations, are alleged to have taken place in the village of Wylam between March 2012 and October 2014.

Alan MacIntryre (61) of Dicklebrough, North Suffolk, denied eight charges of fraud by false representation at Newcastle Crown Court. 

MacIntyre denies all of the charges and was granted bail with requirements to make the court aware of any changes to his correspondence address and not to make contact with prosecution witnesses.

His Honour Judge Earl set a date for MacIntyre to return to Newcastle Crown Court on June 13 2022.