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Martin Brooks, 42, of Kite Close, Waterlooville, admitted assaulting a woman by beating her.

Magistrates gave him a 30-month conditional discharge for the October 4 offence in Kite Close.

He must pay a £15 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Graham Trigg, 49, of Dursley Crescent, Portsmouth, admitted stealing £10 of lager from Tesco in Cosham.

Magistrates handed him an 18-month conditional discharge. He must pay a £15 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Jack Shelley, 22, of Milton Road, Milton, was found guilty of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

He committed the offence on April 1 in Locksway Road, Milton.

Magistrates handed him a 12-month conditional discharge. He must pay £50 in compensation, a £15 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Michael Dingle, 39, of Ophir Road, North End, Portsmouth, admitted stealing vodka and champagne worth £540 from Sainsbury’s in Portsmouth.

He committed the offence jointly with another person on April 13. Dingle also admitted stealing spirits and champagne worth £525 from Sainsbury’s on April 19.

He further admitted stealing alcohol worth £289.14 from Waitrose in High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, on September 9.

Dingle was given a four-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months with 12 months supervision.

He must complete a 20-day thinking skills programme and a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 10 days.

Sean Plumstead, 26, of Southwood Road, Hayling Island, admitted being drunk and disorderly on October 1 in Tesco, Solent Road, Havant.

Plumstead was fined £70 with a £20 victim surcharge and a £150 criminal courts charge. He also admitted being drunk and disorderly in Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, on October 15. Magistrates gave him no separate penalty for the offence.

John Walsh, 47, of Alexandra Road, Landport, Portsmouth, admitted stealing meat worth £173.45 from Marks & Spencer.

He committed the offence in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, on October 22.

Magistrates gave him a two-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

He also admitted breaching a conditional discharge he received for assault by beating.

Magistrates gave him a four-month suspended sentence for that offence.

His total sentence was six months suspended for 12 months, with a £150 criminal courts charge to pay.

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