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Here is our latest update on cases heard at magistrates’ courts around the area.

- Sharon Browne, 33, of Totland Road, Portsmouth, admitted being drunk and disorderly.

She also admitted resisting a constable in the execution of his duty. She must pay £25 compensation for the second offence.

Both were committed in Totland Road on April 28.

No separate penalty was imposed for the drunk and disorderly charge.

Browne must pay a £25 victim compensation and a criminal courts charge of £150.

- Daniel Knight, 23, of Lomond Close, Portsmouth, admitted possessing cocaine.

Knight had the class A drug in Albert Road, Southsea, on March 29.

He was fined £250 and told to pay a £25 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

The cocaine was ordered to be forfeited under section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and destroyed.

- Mark Speake, 31, of Springwood Avenue, admitted stealing four bottles of spirits worth £153 from Tesco on April 13 in Havant.

He was fined £200 and told to pay a £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs and a criminal courts charge of £150.

- Anthony Weir, 48, of Drummond Road, Portsmouth, admitted stealing two electric toothbrushes and a hair straightener worth £297.92 from Boots on June 2.

He was fined £50 and must pay a £20 victim surcharge.

Weir must also pay a £180 criminal courts charge.

- Roy Carter, 52, of Halstead Road, Portsmouth, admitted stealing two joints of meat worth £22.92 from Marks and Spencer. He was fined £100 and told to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

Magistrates also detained him in the court for the October 30 offence last year.

- Christopher Taylor, 57, of Passfield Walk, Havant, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour thereby causing that or another person harassment, alarm or distress. The offence was racially aggravated.

Magistrates imposed a three-month conditional discharge. Taylor must pay a £50 compensation and a £15 victim surcharge. He must also pay costs of £85. The offence was committed on February 14 in Havant.

- Luke Upton, 19, of Essex Road, Southsea, admitted being drunk and disorderly in Yates in Guildhall Walk on May 16.

He also admitted damaging a fence worth £100 belonging to Yates and possessing a quantity of cannabis, a class B drug.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge. He must pay £100 compensation, a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Upton was ordered to pay a £180 criminal courts charge.

The cannabis was ordered to be forfeited and destroyed.

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