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General manager at the Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth, 

John Alderson, pictured when the club's two historical visitors books were returned

Theft charge dismissed as mystery of stolen books signed by Queen Victoria goes on

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n Martin Ash, 36, of Gamble Road, Portsmouth, admitted driving a white van without due care and attention on June 19 in Milton Road, Milton.

Ash was fined £200 and ordered to pay £235 in court costs, plus a victim surcharge of £20.

He received nine penalty points on his driving licence.

n Vjaceslavs Birnbaums, 27, of Foster Road, Portsmouth, admitted stealing two bottles of Jack Daniels.

The theft happened at Marks and Spencers on July 26 and the bottles were worth £50 altogether.

Birnbaums was ordered to pay £235 in court costs.

n Jay Compton, 25, of Tiller Road, Waterlooville, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her on August 27 in Waterlooville.

Magistrates imposed a community order to attend appointments with a responsible officer and carry out rehabilitation.

He must pay a total of £445, including a fine, court costs and compensation to the victim.

n Mark Male, 30, of Chichester House, Lockerley Road, Havant, was found guilty by magistrates of assaulting a woman by beating her.

The assault took place in Cranleigh Road, Fratton, on July 1.

Male was given a community order and must carry out rehabilitation.

He must pay out a total of £1,450, including £620 to the Crown Prosecution Service because of his not guilty plea, as well as court costs, a fine and compensation.

n George Talmondt, 28, of Mulberry Lane, Cosham, pleaded guilty to harassing a woman in Horndean between September 16 and 26.

Numerous text messages of an offensive or threatening nature were sent.

He was given a community order and must carry out 40 hours of unpaid work over the next year.

Magistrates ordered him to pay out a total of £295, including court costs and a victim surcharge.

n Peter Day, 55, of Blenheim Court, Southsea, admitted a course of conduct amounting to the harassment of a woman.

The offences took place between June 25 and October 10 in Southsea.

Day was given a community order, including treatment for alcohol dependency.

Magistrates imposed a restraining order not to enter Hellyer Road, Hatfield Road or Oliver Road in Southsea.

He must pay out a total of £295 to the court, including costs and a victim surcharge.

n Andrew Travers-Ayre, 44, of Sandy Point Road, Hayling Island, admitted using threatening or insulting words to a woman in Havant.

The offences happened on August 1. He was ordered to pay a total of £485 to the court, including costs.