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Brendon Jones, 26, of Dursley Crescent, Paulsgrove, admitted assaulting a woman by beating.

Magistrates gave him a community order for the October 27 assault on Lacey Jones in Portsmouth.

He must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement of 15 days.

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

Simon Davison, 34, of Victoria Road North, Southsea, admitted stealing three bottles of whisky worth £49 from Co-op.

He committed the offence on December 2 in Southsea.

He also admitted failing to comply with supervision requirements following being released from prison.

Magistrates jailed him for 14 days.

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

Scott Devereaux, 36, of Seymour Close, Buckland, admitted criminal damage.

He damaged a CCTV camera in Portsmouth on November 17.

He pleaded guilty to the crime and must pay £36 in compensation and a £150 criminal courts charge.

Devereaux also admitted stealing £188-worth of clothes from Mothercare in Commercial Road, Portsmouth.

He received no separate penalty for the November 24 offence.

Darren Elston, 44, of Milton Road, Milton, admitted stealing lamb from Farm Foods worth around £60.

He committed the offence on November 17 in Portsmouth.

He also admitted stealing a drill worth £99.99 from Homebase in Portsmouth on October 7.

Magistrates jailed him for six months as he has 136 previous convictions for theft.

It was his eight time in court this year.

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

Steven Granger, 40, of Euston Road, Milton, admitted possessing a quantity of cannabis.

He committed the offence on July 10 in Eastney Road and was fined £250.

He must pay a £25 victim surcharge, £85 prosecution costs and a £180 criminal courts charge.

Magistrates ordered the quantity of cannabis to be forfeited under section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and destroyed.

Andrew Sweatman, 29, of Waverley Road, Southsea, admitted stealing a box of chocolate worth £27.

He was detained in the court for the September 22 offence.

No compensation ordered because the goods were recovered

No victim surcharge was imposed as he already owes cash. Sweatman’s guilty plea was taken into account when the sentence was given, and he did not have to pay prosecution costs.