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Here’s the latest on who’s been in court

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

- Terrance Martin, 22, of Eastern Road, Portsmouth, admitted assaulting a man by beating him.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge for the June 29 offence last year.

Martin was ordered to pay £65 compensation.

It happened in Palmerston Road, Southsea.

- Harley Martin, 20, of Myrtle Avenue, Portchester, admitted assaulting a man by beating him.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge for the March 7 offence in Bracklesham Road, in Gosport.

- Kevin Griffin, 29, of London Road, Waterlooville, admitted resisting a constable in the execution of his duty.

He must pay a £50 fine and a £20 victim surcharge.

Griffin was also detained in the courthouse.

- James Wallis, 29, of London Road, Hilsea, admitted stealing a quantity of meat worth £48.06 from Asda.

Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge. He must pay a £15 victim surcharge, £85 costs and a £180 criminal courts charge. The offence happened in Portsmouth on April 28. Wallis was also detained in the courthouse.

He also admitted stealing meat worth £34.71 from Co-op in Portsmouth on March 26.

- John Jones, 36, of Billy Copse, Havant, admitted using threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.

Magistrates imposed a six-month conditional discharge.

He must pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

- David Heather, 64, of Spencer Drive, Lee-on-the-Solent, admitted assaulting a man by beating him.

Magistrates imposed a three-month conditional discharge for the February 5 offence.

Heather must pay £50 compensation, a £15 victim surcharge and £100 costs.

- Paul Brushwood, 42, of London Road, North End, admitted a charge of theft.

He stole one bottle of wine, two bags of scampi, one Nando’s marinade and one pack of Brain’s Faggots, worth £18.74 from Co-op.

Magistrates imposed a £20 fine for the May 17 offence in Copnor Road.

He must pay a £20 victim surcharge and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Brushwood also admitted attempting to steal numerous items of food and a bottle of wine from the same place on the same day. He was fined £20 for that offence.

- Aaroni Seymour, 18, of Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, was found guilty of stealing £56 from a person on May 5 last year.

Magistrates imposed a community order with 60 hours unpaid work.

He must pay the cash in compensation and £100 costs to the prosecution service.