All of these cases involving people from Oldham or crimes committed in Oldham have been before the magistrates or crown courts in recent weeks.

A man has been jailed for his role in a cannabis farm which was uncovered in Oldham.

Bujar Maqinaj appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court on Wednesday (February 7) after pleading guilty to producing cannabis.

On December 31, police uncovered the cannabis farm at an address on Smyrna Street, Lees.

Maqinaj, also of Smyrna Street, was arrested at the scene and charged with growing the cannabis plants.

The 42-year-old, who appeared in court alongside an interpreter, was sentenced to 33 weeks in prison for his crime by Recorder Carwyn Cox.

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A man has ordered to pay a police officer compensation after a racially aggravated assault.

Lee Rhodes, of Pendragon Place, Failsworth, assaulted the police officer in Oldham on November 13, 2022.

At Tameside Magistrates' Court on January 25, the 19-year-old pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault and was sentenced.

Rhodes was ordered to pay the officer £150 in compensation for the assault and was handed a community order requiring him to attend 10 days of rehabilitation activity requirement.

He must also carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

A man who stole more than £80 of air freshener items from a shop in Oldham has been ordered to pay costs.

Christopher Berry, of Victoria Street, Openshaw, stole £84.50 worth of air refresher items in scents and refills at a Tesco in Oldham on November 16 last year.

The 47-year-old  then failed  to surrender to custody at Manchester Magistrates' Court, having been released on bail, on February 1.

At the same court on Tuesday, February 6, Berry was sentenced having pleaded guilty to theft and failing to surrender to court bail at an appointed time.

He was ordered to pay fines totalling £120.