In the courts: Latest cases

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Peter Wright, 41, of Purbrook Way, Havant, admitted assaulting a woman by beating.

He committed the offence on August 12 in Vernon Road.

Magistrates handed him a community order with a building better relationships programme for 32 days.

He must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 40 days.

Wright must pay a £500 fine, £60 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Josh Maguire, 23, of Zeus Lane, Waterlooville, admitted assaulting a woman by beating her.

He committed the offence on August 5 in Hayling Avenue, Portsmouth.

Maguire further admitted assaulting the same woman on the same day be beating her.

Magistrates gave him a 12-week prison sentence for each offence to run concurrent suspended for 12 months.

He must pay an £80 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Magistrates gave him a restraining order banning him from contacting the woman. He must complete 80 hours of unpaid work.

Patrick Bartholomew, 56, of Purbrook Way, Havant, admitted criminal damage.

He committed the offence on September 6 in Waterlooville when he damaged a windscreen of a car.

Bartholomew was given a six-month conditional discharge with £15 victim surcharge.

He must pay £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

He further admitted harassment on the same day and received a six-month conditional discharge.

Luke Keen, 23, of Waverley Road, Southsea, was found guilty of burglary stealing screwdriver bits and a pair of pliers worth £10.

He committed the offence on May 18 in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea.

He was given a four-week prison term suspended for six months.

Keen must complete six months of supervision and a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 15 days.

He must pay an £80 victim surcharge and a criminal courts charge of £1,000.

He further admitted failing to surrender on September 15.

He was given a one-week prison sentence suspended for six months for that offence.

Tony Baker, 44, of Estella Road, Buckland, admitted drink-driving.

He was stopped driving a Ford Transit in Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, on September 1.

A test revealed he had 159 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than quadruple the 35mg legal limit. Magistrates imposed an 18-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

He received a custodial sentence as he had a very high alcohol reading at a busy time of day and caused two accidents.

He must pay an £80 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Baker was banned from driving for five years.