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Clinton Holley, 35, of Railway View, Fratton, admitted stealing gift sets worth £26 from Boots in Southsea on October 19.

Holley also admitted failing to surrender to custody on November 17, and breaching a conditional discharge he was given for begging on July 16.

Magistrates jailed him for 60 days in total.

He must pay an £80 victim surcharge and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Aaron Balchin, 24, of Fell Drive, Lee-on-the-Solent, admitted criminal damage.

He committed the offence in Gosport and damaged a microwave, plate, coffee and teapot. He received a community order.

He must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 20 days.

Magistrates ordered him to complete 40 hours of unpaid work.

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

He further admitted using violence for the purpose of securing entry into premises on October 10.

Amanda Burton, 41, of Fawcett Road, Southsea, admitted failing to notify the Department for Work and Pensions of a change in her circumstances affecting her benefit, namely that she was working.

Burton was fined £250 by magistrates and must pay £1,900 compensation, a £25 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Steven Fletcher, 35, of High Lawn Way, Havant, admitted criminal damage.

He damaged an internal bedroom door in a flat in Sea Front, Hayling Island, in October last year.

Magistrates gave him a 12-month conditional discharge. He must pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Fletcher also admitted damaging the driver’s door of a Peugeot 307 in Hayling Island at the same time.

Sebastian Tirk, 30, of Claremont Road, Southsea, admitted drink-driving.

He was stopped driving a Ford Focus in Victoria Road North, Southsea, on November 5.

A test revealed he had 108 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than three times the 35mcg limit.

Magistrates put 10 points on his licence and fined him £120.

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

Kellie Cluney, 31, of Frankton Way, Gosport, admitted drink-driving and was banned from driving by magistrates for a year.

Cluney was stopped in Forton Road, Gosport, on October 30 while driving a Citroen C3.

A test revealed she had 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than the 35mcg legal limit. She was fined £120 with a £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Cluney must also pay a compulsory £150 criminal courts charge.