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n Melanie Pocock, 30, of Ham Lane, Gosport, admitted stealing two bottles of Jack Daniels worth £40 from the Co-op in Wickham on February 8.

She was detained in court for the offence.

n David Fry, 51, of Lowestoft Road, Portsmouth, admitted assault by beating on January 13 in Portsmouth.

Fry also admitted criminal damage to a television at Learning Links in Portsmouth on January 13.

Magistrates imposed a community order with 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

He must pay £200 compensation to the assault victim, James Bowden

n Ashleigh Harris, 25, of Frensham Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to three counts of assault by beating against two women on January 16 and 17 in Portsmouth.

He also admitted criminal damage to a mobile phone belonging to one of the women, Danielle Everson.

Magistrates fined him £230 with a community order. He must complete a 32-day relationships course and pay £60 compensation for the phone. Harris must also pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs..

n Jack Heasman, 23, of Burnhams Walk, Gosport, admitted assault by beating in Gosport on February 16.

He also admitted criminal damage to Jasmine Slater-Winter’s iPhone6 on the same day.

Magistrates imposed a community order with a 32-day relationships course and 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

He must pay a £60 victim surcharge.

n Kenneth Brown, 57, of Osborne Road, Southsea, admitted assaulting a PC in the execution of his duty on February 9 at Portsmouth Central police station.

He was given a community order with 60 hours’ unpaid work to complete.

He must pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

n Robert Potter, 35, of Milton Road, Milton, was jailed for 118 days after admitting stealing chocolate worth £61 from a Co-op in Portsmouth.

He must pay an £80 victim surcharge for this offence and was sentenced to 28 days’ jail.

Potter admitted being in breach of a suspended sentence for stealing three bottles of vodka worth £98 from Waitrose on September 28 in Southsea. The court activated the 90-day suspended sentence for this offence.

n David Trent, 57, of Newlands Meadows, Kent, admitted drink-driving a Jaguar X-Type on Eastern Road in Portsmouth on February 24.

A test showed he had 100 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, well over the 35mcg legal limit. He was fined £1,250 and banned from driving for 26 months.

He must pay a £120 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.