A FRAUDSTER who falsely claimed her dad had died in order to avoid paying council tax, a waiter who blinded a colleague at an Indian restaurant and a burglar who broke into his nextdoor neighour's house while he was in hospital were among the Warrington criminals brought to justice in November.

Every month, the Warrington Guardian takes a look back at some of the court cases that have been featured in the paper in the weeks previously.

Other defendants appearing in November included a conman who swindled his friends out of more than £60,000, a stalker who broke into his ex-girlfriend's house while she was in the shower and a serial offender who threatened to stab a pregnant woman on a train.

These are 16 criminals who were sentenced by the courts in November:

NAME: Ian Massey

AGE: 60

COURT: Liverpool Crown Court

DATE: Friday, November 1

CRIME: Burglary

The burglar broke into his elderly nextdoor neighbour's house as the pensioner lay sick in hospital.

SENTENCE: 30 months in prison

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Ian Massey

NAME: Yvonne Mairs

AGE: 51

COURT: Warrington Magistrates Court 

DATE: Monday, November 4

CRIME: Causing unneccesary suffering to an animal

Mairs' dog had to be put down after she failed to seek treatment for its medical problems.

SENTENCE: 12-week imprisonment suspended for a year

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Warrington Magistrates Court

NAME: Stephanie Punshon

AGE: 43

COURT: Liverpool Crown Court

DATE: Tuesday, November 5

CRIME: Fraud

The fraudster claimed that her dad was dead in order to avoid paying council tax.

WHAT THE JUDGE SAID: "These are unusual offences and I do not know what you were thinking."

SENTENCE: 16-month imprisonment suspended for two years

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Liverpool Crown Court

NAME: Christoper Ward

AGE: 20

COURT: Liverpool Crown Court

DATE: Friday, November 8

CRIME: Assault and threatening behaviour

Ward was jailed after fighting broke out in the King and Queen pub in Padgate.

SENTENCE: 14 months in prison

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Christopher Ward

NAME: Conor Bassnet

AGE: 24

COURT: Chester Crown Court

DATE: Monday, November 11

CRIME: Using threatening behaviour

The serial offender threatened to stab a pregnant woman and her baby on a train from Padgate Station.

SENTENCE: 20 months in prison

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Padgate Station

NAME: Ardzis Cicis

AGE: 21

COURT: Warrington Magistrates Court

DATE: Tuesday, November 12

CRIME: Failing to stop after an accident, drink driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and failing to surrender to bail

The drink driver crashed his Mercedes into a garden wall after an eight-hour booze binge.

SENTENCE: 200 hours of unpaid work

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Cicis crashed into the front garden of a house on Folly Lane in Bewsey - picture by Google Maps

NAME: Robert Stubbings

AGE: 48

COURT: Liverpool Crown Court

DATE: Friday, November 15

CRIME: Fraud

The delivery driver conned his friends and workmates out of more than £60,000 after promising them cheap vehicles and electronics.

WHAT THE JUDGE SAID: "You took advantage of people who trusted you."

SENTENCE: 16-month imprisonment suspended for two years

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Robert Stubbings

NAME: Bethany Woods

AGE: 19

COURT: Warrington Magistrates Court

DATE: Friday, November 15

CRIME: Obstructing a police officer

The 19-year-old and co-defendant Leah Holzman obstructed police after a stabbing in Bewsey, denying to police that the suspect was present in Woods' home when he was hiding out in the attic.

SENTENCE: Fined £120

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The scene of the stabbing in Bewsey

NAME: Michael Braddish

AGE: 29

COURT: Chester Crown Court

DATE: Monday, November 18

CRIME: Harassment

Braddish threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend during a 'five-month campaign of harassment’.

WHAT THE JUDGE SAID: "This has had a huge effect on her and her family – you are a big, strong-looking man and they would have expected the potential for the violence you threatened to carry out."

SENTENCE: 10-month imprisonment, suspended for 18 months

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Chester Crown Court

NAME: Caroline Duke

AGE: 47

COURT: Chester Crown Court

DATE: Tuesday, November 19

CRIME: Permitting a premises to be used for the supply of class A drugs

Duke allowed her home on Algernon Street in Fairfield to be used as a crack cocaine and heroin dealing den.

SENTENCE: 12-month community order

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Algernon Street in Fairfield - picture by Google Maps

NAME: Dominic Wilson

AGE: 28

COURT: Liverpool Crown Court

DATE: Wednesday, November 20

CRIME: Stalking

Wilson followed his ex-girlfriend around the Trafford Centre and broke into her house while she was in the shower during a four-month campaign of harassment.

WHAT THE JUDGE SAID: "She had a constant cycle of emotions as a result of what you have done – she wants to be in a position where she is not constantly looking over her shoulder."

SENTENCE: 12-month imprisonment suspended for 18 months

Warrington Guardian: General view of the Trafford Centre in Manchester. ( Dave Thompson/PA)

The Trafford Centre

NAME: Caroline Gibbons

AGE: 30

COURT: Warrington Magistrates Court

DATE: Thursday, November 21

CRIME: Theft

The thief pinched money from charity collection boxes at the Blackburne Arms pub on four occasions.

SENTENCE: 12-week curfew

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The Blackburne Arms

NAME: Jamie Worrall

AGE: 21

COURT: Warrington Magistrates Court

DATE: Thursday, November 21

CRIME: Assaulting an emergency services worker and possession of an offensive weapon

Video footage showed a huge police presence as Worrall was arrested in Bewsey.

SENTENCE: 80 hours of unpaid work

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Police at the scene on Folly Lane

NAME: Allan McCurry

AGE: 71

COURT: Liverpool Crown Court

DATE: Friday, November 22

CRIME: Attempted rape and indecent assault

The armed forces veteran was convicted of abusing young girls for the second time, this time having targeted victims aged as young as six.

SENTENCE: Seven years in prison

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Allan McCurry

NAME: Maroof Hussain

AGE: 20

COURT: Liverpool Crown Court

DATE: Monday, November 25

CRIME: Inflicting grievous bodily harm

The waiter blinded a coworker during a row which broke out after the New Year's Eve shift at an Indian restaurant.

WHAT THE JUDGE SAID: "You will live with the regret for some time to come."

SENTENCE: Eight months in prison

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The Spice of India

NAME: Richard Hayes

AGE: 40

COURT: Exeter Crown Court

DATE: Thursday, November 28

CRIME: Making a noxious substance hoax

The fairground worker sent packages of white powder purporting to be anthrax to MPs including former Warrington North member Helen Jones.

WHAT THE JUDGE SAID:

SENTENCE: Five years in prison

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Richard Hayes